17-20 & 24-27 October 2018

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Day 5: Fine Dining

Wednesday 24 October 2018  |  $230

9am to 5pm

Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges
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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:

, Olinda - Originally designed by Edna Walling, this 6-acre woodland garden is being restored with the help of their gardener, Aaron Condon. Planted out with exotics, three garden rooms and a newly planted orchard, mossy winding paths reveal many surprises.

Coonara Springs Garden -  This magnificent, European style garden was first established in 1920 and remodelled in 2015 to showcase its mature tree canopy and extensive stonework. The garden has typical’ Edna Walling’ traits with separate ‘rooms’, feature trees, stone walls and signature plants such as Azaleas.​

Fine Dining Coonara Springs Restaurant - Contemporary Australian cuisine founded on a philosophy of house-made, locally-sourced produce that celebrates the region's offerings.

Moulton Park, Sassafras - Perched atop Moulton Hill in Sassafras, Moulton Park Estate (Circa 1910) is one of the original farms of the area. Mature exotic trees shade beds of Rhododendron, Hydrangeas and Azaleas on its near three acres of sweeping lawns where you’ll also find Cyclamens, Hellebores, bulbs and other woodland treasures.

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden, Kalorama - A two-hectare garden is one of our hidden jewels featuring more than 1,400 different species of native plants.  Established in 1965, Karwarra is one of the few public gardens where native plants are used exclusively, giving visitors the opportunity to see how they can be used effectively as part of a landscaped garden.

After our tour, feel free to walk around the garden with a glass of wine and hors-d'oeuvres before retiring to your own accommodation or make your way home.