Queenscliff Open Gardens returns to the Bellarine

December 3, 2021 BY

Gardens across Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale will once again open their gates to the public for Uniting Church Open Gardens Day. Photo: SUPPLIED

GARDENS across Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale are once again flinging open their gates to the public.

The Uniting Church Open Gardens Day hasn’t run for the past two years and organisers say they are thrilled to see it return this weekend.

Volunteer coordinator Margot Busch says this year there will be five very different gardens on display on Saturday.

“There is a huge variety among those five gardens, something for everybody,” Ms Busch said.

“There is a billabong garden, a lakeside garden, a ‘bird and bush’ garden and much more.

“Each of them is quite different … some have exotic plants, some have sculptural works, some have water features.

“One of them is an indigenous plant garden, so plants that are sourced only from the local area and that’s about creating habitat for birds, mammals and insects.”

There will be indigenous plants available for sale at the indigenous plants garden.

Some gardens have a morning or afternoon tea on offer and at others you can enjoy a glass of wine.

Guests can start the garden adventure at any of the five gardens and will receive a pamphlet with activities, locations and descriptions of each garden.

Any garden can be visited individually for $8, or all five for $30.

“Gardens help connect people to nature and each other, for garden lovers this is a great way for people to see what others are doing in their yards, in their properties and might help someone to develop or tweak their own garden,” Ms Busch said.

Open Gardens will take place on Saturday, December 4, from 10am to 5pm.

More information can be found on the Queenscliff Uniting Church website.

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