Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges October 21-24 2020. Proudly presented by Dandenong Ranges Tourism, The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges 2020 will open the gates to some of the Dandenongs’ finest privately-owned gardens. Fill your senses with unforgettable sights, gourmet foods and the scent of Spring, while Botanical Tour Guides Eddie Wasbutzki, Margi Petzke and the garden owners themselves share with you their expertise and the stories behind the gardens.
The 2020 Spring program will be announced in May of 2020.
With so many destinations to choose from, each week offers a different program every day. This year’s Spring program also extends further than ever before, with a selection of four different dining experiences to complement your day. Indulge in a Gourmet Picnic Lunch at the Ferny Creek Horticultural Society, taking in their expansive lawns, banks of colourful Azalea, Rhododendrons, Pacific Coast Iris and views of the nearby hills and The Great Dividing Range. The Village Experience provides an opportunity to choose your own lunch destination in the charming villages of Sassafras or Olinda, and the Puffing Billy Experience will take you on a first class journey from Belgrave to the historic Nobelius Packing Shed, Emerald, over a two-course meal whilst travelling through temperate rainforests and wide-open fields with views of Cardinia Reservoir to Port Phillip Bay.
Each day begins with refreshments at Karwarra Australian Plant Garden before departing by bus for the day’s tour, then returning once more to Karwarra for a glass of wine and hors-d'oeuvres.
For more information visit the official Secret Gardens website