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Experience the Gardens of Victoria's North-East.

Enjoy the delightful garden of St Erth on your garden tour of Victoria with Botanica World Discoveries.

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Join Botanica World Discoveries and tour Melbourne, visiting the famous Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Travel to beautiful north eastern Victoria to explore Bright, Beechworth and Milawa. View complete itinerary

Trip code: BTM8
Duration: 8 days
Accommodation: Hotels offering superior comfort
Journey: Melbourne Return
Meals included: 12

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Melbourne

Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner at 6.30pm in the hotel as you get to know your fellow travelers.
Stay: Five Nights: Melbourne, Marriott Hotel or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Blackwood and Mt Macedon

Visit the Garden of St Erth, one of Australia’s most exciting cool climate gardens, home to a collection of rare and unusual plants. Afterwards travel to a couple of private gardens before travelling back to Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. Dandenong Ranges

This morning we visit a beautiful private garden in the Dandenongs. Continue to Cloudehill Garden, with its extensive herbaceous borders, roses and azalea walks. This afternoon we will visit a wholesale conifer nursery, growing more than 600 varieties. Learn about the propagation of these plants before returning to Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. Cranbourne Botanic Gardens and Heronswood

Visit the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with its exciting Australian garden. Continue to Heronswood Garden, the home of the Diggers Club overlooking Port Phillip Bay. After a tasting plate lunch we will visit a beautiful private garden featured on Monty Don’s, Around the World in 80 Gardens television program. Upon returning to Melbourne, you will hear a special lecture from Teena Crawford, past judge at the Melbourne Flower Show.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch
  • • Dinner

Day 5. Melbourne Flower Show

Enjoy a full day at the acclaimed Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Regarded as the largest and most successful horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere, it is rated among the top five flower and garden shows in the world. This evening is yours free to enjoy as your last night in Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 6. Yarra Valley and North East Victoria

Today we journey to the Yarra Valley region to visit Lubra Bend and Alowyn Garden. In Milawa this afternoon, you can visit the gourmet cheese and mustard factories, as well as Brown Brothers winery.
Stay: Two Nights: Milawa, Lindenwarrah Hotel or similar
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Private Garden Visits

Today you’ll visit a number of beautiful private gardens around the north-east. Visit the town of Bright, renowned for their autumn leaves. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 8. Beechworth and Depart Melbourne

Enjoy a tour and free time in Beechworth to explore the quaint shops, followed by another private garden visit. On the way back to Melbourne, visit another private garden in Molyullah before arriving at Melbourne airport at 5.00pm, or the Marriott Hotel at 6.00pm.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the Melbourne Flower Show and a pre-visit lecture by a former judge
  • Visit the Diggers Club gardens –Heronswood and St Erth
  • Travel to the Dandenong Ranges & Cloudehill Gardens
  • Visit Australia’s largest conifer nursery 
  • Tour the Australian Garden at the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
  • Explore Milawa, Beechworth & Bright
  • Learn about the regions visited from your local coach captain
  • Enjoy private garden visits

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Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Botanical Guide and experienced Coach Captain
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • 12 Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
  • Travel in a small group aboard a luxury vehicle with space to spread out
  • Stay five nights in the centrally-located 5-star Marriott Hotel in Melbourne and two nights at the beautiful Lindenwarrah Hotel in Milawa

Additional Information

Melbourne Flower Show

  • The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is considered to be one of the largest and most successful horticultural events in the southern hemisphere. This world-class event is held in the Carlton Gardens and inside the World Heritage-listed Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building. This grand old building is an attraction in itself. Stay at the luxurious Marriott Hotel situated near the Flower Show and enjoy many of Melbourne’s fine dining options

Fitness Level 

  • Our tours and cruises cater to various fitness levels
  • This tour requires a low level of fitness – Involves travel close to home and includes longer stays in one location. Travellers need to be able to walk on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand for up to one hour

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Tour departure 19th March, 2018
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included

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Testimonial

"Thoroughly enjoyed the Melbourne Flower Show and private gardens. St Erth was inspiring."

- Mrs. Moore

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