Autumn Splendour in the Yarra Valley
Self-drive visit to Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Glen
Alowyn Gardens extends over 4 acres and is the passion of Prue and John Van de Linde. There are a number of clearly defined areas within the gardens. The formal parterre garden which is built along 17th century design principles, leads through a series of small individual courtyards and garden spaces. After an introductory talk we will be free to explore at our leisure. The gardens will be open to us exclusively. A relaxing lunch in the courtyard cafe will complete our 3 hour visit.
Following Alowyn we will travel 5 minutes back down the highway for a private visit to Lubra Bend, one of the founding properties in the area where a magnificent homestead presides over a vast garden including the dry garden designed by Phillip Johnson.
Thursday 18 April at 11 am
Take Melba Highway towards Yea. Through the second roundabout Alowyn is 1 km on right hand side. Look for red flags. Plenty of parking available (Approximate travel time 1 hour). Melway 267 G9
$35 Friends, $45 Non-members
Cost includes morning tea, lunch and admission fees to both gardens
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Enquiries – (03) 9650 6398
Last updated 01 Mar 2013