Macedon Ranges gardens
The Macedon Ranges is home to many historic and heritage private properties offering seasonal and year-round open garden experiences.
Autumn and spring are particularly popular months to visit. However the region’s four distinct seasons produce unique and beautiful garden landscapes at any time of year.
Mt Macedon open gardens
Behind the walls of impressive Mount Macedon mansions are some of Victoria’s finest gardens, many National Trust-listed.
The iconic Forest Glade on Mount Macedon is open year-round (except for total fire ban days).
During April, a number of private gardens open their doors to the public as part of the annual Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival. Or you can join a small group private tour of Mt Macedon’s historic hill-station gardens with Mount Macedon Tours in autumn or spring. Your guides will share their knowledge and experience in Mount Macedon history, horticulture and garden design. Tour options also include experiences at local wineries and cafes.
Many people also visit the annual Garden Lovers’ Fair each October, held on the grounds of the magnificent garden estate of Bolobek.
Open gardens beyond Mt Macedon
The wild and rambling country garden of Bringalbit in Sidonia (not far from Kyneton), is open to the public on weekends for much of the year. They also have accommodation on-site for the full garden-immersion experience.
Other private Macedon Ranges open gardens are often held in conjunction with events such as the annual Kyneton Daffodil & Arts Festival in September.
Open Gardens Victoria works with private gardens in the Macedon Ranges. These one-off events are typically held in autumn and spring. You can find these on our What’s On page when dates are made public.
Garden lovers will also find an abundance of beautiful plant nurseries throughout the Macedon Ranges.