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Delightful open gardens

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November 10, 2017

This weekend’s Yea and District Open Gardens will see eight gardens open to the public for the first time.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Yea, will feature 10 gardens in total.

Glenburn Station and Boggy Creek Station, almost opposite each other in Break O’Day Rd, are large country gardens, set in the midst of showplace country properties.

The crammed borders and magnificent tree collection will delight at Yirraba and at the Milroy garden a mature cypress-lined drive leads into a pretty garden with some outstanding features.

Three other large country gardens will complete your round trip through the farmlands and vistas of the Murrindindi and Yea River Valleys.

Five town gardens offer everything from abundant displays of roses, perennials and flowering shrubbery to potted colour and specialist plant collections.

Tickets can be purchased at the Yea Information Centre or at each garden gate, and are $5 per garden or $35 for a composite ticket to all gardens.

●The gardens open from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.yearotary.org

— Ann Friedel

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