Open Gardens Victoria is delighted to be launching a new era of garden openings in Victoria at the inspirational Musk Cottage in Flinders on September 26 and 27.
This family-friendly weekend will include activities for children, guided tours, food and coffee carts, Sam Baillieu wines and plants for sale.
Celebrations will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Sunday.
Some 27 years after the first open garden scheme was launched in Victoria, the wheel has turned full circle and Victoria once again has its own state-based program.
Rick Eckersley, owner of the inspirational Musk Cottage garden, has been a longtime supporter of the open gardens scheme.
Indeed, some visitors will remember this garden as part of a special twilight opening in 2012.
It is fascinating to see just how much the garden has developed since then.
Musk Cottage has been a pet project of Rick Eckersley and the Eckersley Garden Architecture design Team for the past seven years.
The 10-acre property was purchased in 2008 with the intention of creating a different approach to garden making in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
The plan was to ignore the latest fashion trends and to create something uniquely Australian. Strong, tough and sustainable.
The palette of plants was not restricted to native, or indigenous.
Rather, there was a conscious choice to plant what would grow well in the particular conditions of the Musk Cottage grounds, seamlessly knitting plants from around the world.
Musk Cottage today stands as an incredible testament to low maintenance, sustainable gardening.
Head along to this fun family event and explore, linger and enjoy.
Open Gardens Victoria
Launch at Musk Cottage
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 September
A: 371 Musk Creek Rd, Flinders