Wychelm- Sassafras
with Helen Wallace

"A stunning garden, full of extraordinary plants and design features"       

Ferny Creek Ornamental Gardens
with Ferny Creek Horticultural Society

"Splendid walks and views of the nearby hills with The Great Dividing Range in the distance."



Historic Garden; renovation and renewal.

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Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery


Caroline, 2016 Secret Gardens Guest

Spectacular layers of foliage and flowers


Scotsmont - Emerald
with Jane

“Waratahs in full bloom”

Midgarth - Sherbrook
with Viv Condon

“ a work in progress”

2017 Featured Gardens

The Browns
When the garden awaits, the housework can wait!


Gentiana Nursery
Uniquely growing plants suited and hardened for the right conditions


Beechmont - Olinda
with Eddie Wazbutski

"Wandering about the garden or the interiors of Beechmont is a wonderful sensory experience – a heady mix of budding colour, fragrance and natural texture." Yarra Ranges Magazine


Susan, 2016 Secret Gardens Guest

Nobelius Heritage Park and Emerald Museum

“This park is preserved as a remnant of the historic nursery and tree exporter, with many specimens once stocked by the nursery, now a significant feature”

"Joost is amazing and inspiring. I wish I could have spent the whole day here."

Mernda Heights - Olinda
with Norma Berry

"“Enter a drive lined with large rhododendrons and search for the vivid Mollis Azalea Garden and the Magnolia Lawn”


The Briars

Extensive plantings of Hydrangeas, Hellebores, Clivias, Daffodils and Japanese Anemones, make for a beautiful spring treasure.


Mingary - Sassafras with Steve Vivian

​'A new focus from house to garden'


"It was an absolutely fabulous day. Mind blowing in every way."


A wild garden of treasures!


​Generations of care and attention​


Winter Rose

What garden delights wait behind the crafted gates?


Joost Bakker - Monbulk
with Joost Bakker

“There’s an integrity here that only comes from a genuine passion for doing things differently, for seeking better ways to design and live in the spaces we inhabit, and for always asking ‘why can’t we do it this way?”  - The Guardian  

Don't miss out on securing your place today. 

This exclusive event offers only 50 places each day. 

Passionate garden lovers will experience a selection of beautiful, privately owned gardens throughout the Dandenong Ranges, not normally accessible to the general public.

The Keatings
The bones are almost in place for a park-like garden in a spectacular setting.​


Cloudehill - Olinda with Jeremy Francis

"I've been to a number of really remarkable gardens, but one that sticks out in my mind is Cloudehill in the Dandenongs. It combines a really lovely design with a large number of remarkable plants."  - John Patrick