Gardens in the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is best known for a ‘Rock’ but our glorious gardens are almost as famous. Visitors return time and time again to the Macedon Ranges to enjoy public and private spaces transformed by the art of garden design.
Behind the walls of the impressive Mount Macedon mansions are some of Victoria’s finest gardens, many National Trust-listed.
Many are open to the public during the year and present excellent opportunities to get ideas and inspiration for your own garden.
Experience the best gardens in an explosion of autumn and spring colours during the Open Garden months every April and November in the Macedon Ranges. Others such as Forest Glade, Duneira, Bringalbit, Tieve Tara are open to the public for much of the year.
For green-thumbs, the Mount Macedon Horticultural Society’s Garden Lovers Fair in September is an opportunity that should not be missed.
Kyneton, Malmsbury and Gisborne boast botanic gardens open to the public seven days a week. The former two are heritage gardens with many original cuttings from the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne.
Where there are keen gardeners there are great nurseries, and the Macedon Ranges has an overwhelming array. Stephen Ryan’s nursery, Dicksonia Rare Plants, is perhaps best known but the Spring Hill Nursery outside of Tylden is rated by locals for its no-fuss approach and practical selection. Mount William Advanced Tree Nursery in Lancefield offers the gardener feature trees for gardens and private spaces in which the hard work has been done.