17-20 & 24-27 October 2018

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Day 3: Puffing Billy

Friday 19 October 2018  |  $240

9am to 5pm

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama - Guests meet here from 9:00 am for a 10.00 am departure.

The gardens featured on this day include:

Beechmont, Olinda - Formal parterres, hedges, a walled garden and informal native gardens appeal to everyone who enjoys a tranquil retreat.


Floral Workshop - Owner of Beechmont is Cherie Miriklis of Flowers Vasette, the largest floral and events business of its kind in Australia. Guests joining us on this day will enjoy a floral workshop with Cherie in her garden.

Puffing Billy, Belgrave to Nobelius Station, Emerald - Experience the grandeur and charm of a first class, steam train whilst savouring a delicious lunch in the fully enclosed, heritage dining carriages of Puffing Billy. Enjoy your two-course meal as you travel through temperate rainforests and wide-open fields with views of Cardinia Reservoir and beyond to Port Phillip Bay.

Nobelius Heritage Park and Museum, Emerald - Tour the world famous Nobelius Nursery of the late 1800’s which inspired a stunning collection of plants grown and sold in the nursery at the time.
“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”

Cashmore Garden - The 2-acre garden is framed by aged Oak trees, but the bulk of it is only 4 years old, created out of cattle paddocks. The design was an iterative process, using a lot of recycled timbers, rusted steel and Castlemaine stone, in constructed elements defining different segments of the garden.

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama - Guests return to Karwarra at the end of each day to a glass of wine and hors-d'oeuvres before retiring to their own accommodation or making their way home.

17-20 & 24-27 October 2018

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