Four stunning coastal gardens will open on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16, with Open Gardens Victoria.
Shipway Lodge at Greenwood Ave, Sorrento, is a renowned historic property featuring original Sorrento limestone buildings, a rose-covered walled vegetable garden, deep mixed perennial borders and a giant Monterey cypress.
The nearby Point King Rd Garden at 17 Point King Rd, Sorrento, is a tranquil, beautifully refined Mediterranean-style garden with a formal design complementing the house.
Plant-lovers will relish the West End Garden at 57 Duffy St, Portsea, which celebrates the beachside environment. A grouping of 250-year-old moonah trees are the sculptural highlight of the garden.
Minutes away, the garden at 100 Back Beach Rd in Portsea is a clever transformation of a disused tennis court into a ‘folly’ garden, with raised garden beds, espaliered trees and central glasshouse.
Tickets to all four open gardens cost $30 and are available at each gate or through TryBooking. Tickets to individual gardens cost $8-10 each. Children under 18 are admitted free to all the gardens. Details: www.opengardensvictoria.org.au
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