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Melbourne Flower Show, Gardens of the North-East

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Experience the Gardens of Victoria's North-East.

Visit private and spectacular gardens on your garden tours 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. After a Welcome Dinner at 6.30pm you will hear a special lecture from Teena Crawford, a past judge at the Melbourne Flower Show.
Stay: Five Nights: Melbourne, Marriott Hotel
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Dinner

Day 2. Blackwood & 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. After, visit another private garden before travelling back to Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 3. Dandenong Ranges

Visit a beautiful private garden in the Dandenongs. Continue on to the acclaimed Cloudehill Garden, with its extensive herbaceous borders, roses and azalea walks. Visit a wholesale conifer nursery, growing over 600 varieties before returning to Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Day 4. Cranbourne Botanic Gardens & Heronswood

Visit the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens with its exciting Australian Garden. Continue to Heronswood Garden in Dromana, the home of the Diggers Club. After a tasting plate lunch we visit a lovely private garden featured on Monty Don’s, Around the World in 80 Gardens television program, then return to Melbourne.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Lunch

Day 5. Melbourne Flower Show

Enjoy a full day at the 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.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 6. Yarra Valley & North East Victoria

Eight day BTM8 travellers 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
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast
  • • Dinner

Day 7. Garden Visits

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

Day 8. Beechworth & Depart Melbourne

Enjoy a tour and free time in Beechworth to explore the quaint shops. Arrive at Melbourne airport at around 5pm, or the hotel around 6pm.
  • Daily Meals Included:
  • • Breakfast

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the Melbourne Flower Show including a pre-visit lecture by a former judge
  • Visit the Diggers Club gardens –Heronswood & St Erth
  • Visit private gardens exclusive to Botanica & meet the owners
  • 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

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Included Experiences

  • All sightseeing as mentioned
  • Services of a Botanical Guide & experienced Coach Captain
  • Airport transfers on first & last day of tour
  • 12 Meals – 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch & 4 Dinners     
  • Travel in a small group aboard a luxury vehicle with space to spread out
  • Stay 5 nights at the 5-star Marriott Hotel in Melbourne & 2 nights at the 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

 

Botanical Guide – Edgar Wasbutzki

  • Eddie has over 29 years’ industry experience as owner of ‘The Lone Hydrangea’ florist and as Nursery Manager at Cloudehill. Eddie runs a garden consultancy and works his own two acre private garden, Kulana

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • 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."

- Elaine

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