Spring in the Macedon Ranges
Macedon Ranges in spring is a feast for the senses. Located an easy 45 minutes north west of Melbourne, our villages are abuzz with festivals and fairs, bulb flowers and blossom.
Gardens are at their magical best in spring, ever-changing as each month goes by. Front yards are bursting with bulb flowers, magnolia, rhododendrons, peonies, lilac, lavender and roses.
It’s also the perfect time of year to plan a wine tasting adventure through lush green countryside dotted with playful little lambs.
If you’re a passionate foodie and cook, there’s wonderful farmers’ markets every weekend selling produce grown within the region and immediate surrounds. And of course an ever-changing line up of artisan workshops, cooking classes, fairs and festivals…
Dust off winter with a spring road trip to the Macedon Ranges and immerse yourselves in good old fashioned country hospitality. Below are a few spring highlights to get you inspired…
Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival
This annual event has been spreading spring joy for decades. Held over 5-15 September 2019, it’s an authentic country festival all about celebrating daffodils, spring gardens, the arts and good ol’ fashioned family fun.
Find out more about the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival.
Daffodil spotting in the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is renowned for daffodils parading their happy yellow petals along country roads, throughout parks and in local gardens. They begin to bloom from mid to late August and are in full flush during the Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival from early to mid September. Bring a camera and take some happy snaps among the daffodils at places such as:
- Kyneton Botanical Gardens
- Campaspe River Walk in Kyneton
- The ‘Golden Mile’ (head down Piper Street, Kyneton and exit town towards Malmsbury)
- Malmsbury Botanical Gardens
- Hesket Estate Winery
Share the daffodil love! Don’t forget to share your daffodil pics on Instagram using the hashtag #MacedonRangesNaturallyCool
Open gardens in the Macedon Ranges
Are you a flower lover or garden fan? Visit historic and iconic gardens that fling open their gates to the public during spring. Or gather inspiration for your own garden and drop by one of the many inviting garden nurseries in the region, such as Dicksonia Rare Plants Nursery on Mount Macedon, The Garden Tap Nursery in Kyneton and Spring Hill Nursery in Tylden.
Annual Garden Lovers Fair
This super popular annual event hosted by the Mount Macedon & District Horticulture Society is located on the amazing grounds of Bolobek on Mount Macedon, one of Victoria’s most historically significant gardens. Held on the weekend of 5-6 October 2019, you’ll find some 45 specialist and unique stall holders to make your green thumbs tingle with excitement.
Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival
Experience fantastic wine, local produce and entertainment at the annual Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival on 9-10 November 2019. It’s a relaxed vibe where you meet the winemaker and discover what makes this cool climate wine region so unique compared to other ‘mainstream’ Victorian wine destinations.
Find out more about the Macedon Ranges Wine & Food Budburst Festival.
How to get to the Macedon Ranges
The Macedon Ranges is an easy 45 minute drive north west from Melbourne or accessible via the V-Line train line that runs between Melbourne and Bendigo.