Open Gardens 2018
Sat. 10th and Sun. 11th. November
Wingspread                                             Strathglen Station    
    Three Sisters
These are just some of the 6 country gardens, including "Waiora" (featured on the ABC Dream Garden Program) and 4 town gardens open.  Click on the read more button or use the menu above to find out about all of the gardens open.

Our wonderful and generous open gardens owners are hard at work making sure their beautiful gardens are looking their best for the annual Rotary Open Gardens over the weekend of 10th and 11th November.  Ten magnificent gardens are open this year, six in the Strath Creek area which will minimise travelling between each garden; and four in or near Yea township.
The six large country estate gardens include ‘Callandoon’, ‘Strath Glen Station’, ‘The Three Sisters’, ‘Waiora’, ‘Wingspread’ and the McKay garden.  Around Yea township are ‘Thistledo Nicely’, ‘Casa Gris’, ‘The Green Gym’ and ‘Killingworth Hill’. All have different styles, some have been designed by renowned landscape architects and others designed by the owners with flair and lots of loving care.
“Killingworth Hill” was created over 30 years ago and features a mixture of mature native and exotic trees, mixed garden beds, conventional and quirky garden sculptures.  “Thistledo  Nicely” boasts some mighty screening hedges, a colourful display of roses, beds full of colour and a lovely cool oasis outside the kitchen. Many locals would have admired the sensational Spring display of the Ornamental Pears at “The Green Gym” a few weeks ago. They have been planted to shade the front of the house from the setting sun in summer. A beautiful town garden lies behind this impressive entry. The final town garden is ‘Casa Gris’ which has been completely renovated by the present owners. They are achieving the relaxing, peaceful garden they desire which boasts a wonderful outlook as well as a beautiful garden.
A heritage Cypress dominates the front garden of The McKay garden at Strath Creek. These new owners have a producing garden as their focus but have added lots of beds full of colour to the many mature trees. 
“Strath Glen Station” has not been open in the Open Gardens scheme for four years and has matured and been extended down to the lake since then. A magnificent garden which will delight.
Many people would have seen the major stage one remodelling, by designer Paul Bangay, of the “Waiora” garden on ABC’s Dream Gardens program and will be keen to see the stunning result.
“Callandoon” was one of the first gardens open in the Rotary Club of Yea’s Open Gardens over ten years ago, it has been extensively expanded and evolved since then. Designed by landscape architect Ric Day, it is a ‘must see’ garden with lakes, creek frontage, beautiful walks and amazing mass plantings.
“Wingspread” is a beautiful cottage garden with lily pond, crab apple walks, rock gardens, stunning entertainment areas, a delight around every corner.
“The Three Sisters” is one of Yea’s favourite gardens. It has been in the Open Gardens scheme many times and everyone loves to revisit to see the wonderful collection of Iris, beds full of old-fashioned colour and many other special features.
The Yea Garden Club will be holding their annual Plant Sale at ‘Abutilon’, the lovely garden of Kevin and Myrna Patterson at 5 Welch Street Yea over the Open Gardens weekend. Hundreds of potted plants at bargain prices. The plant sales and the gardens will be open from 10am to 5pm on both Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November.
For more information go to the Menu above or Town Gardens  and Country Gardens