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Botanica

Melbourne Flower Show & Gardens of the North-East

Melbourne Return

Trip Code: BTM8
8 Days
22 Mar 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 8 days with a Botanical Guide and experienced Coach Captain in a small group
  • 7 nights' luxury accommodation plus 12 meals
  • Stay 5 nights at Melbourne Marriott Hotel and 2 nights at Lindenwarrah Hotel, Milawa
  • Visit the Diggers Club gardens of Heronswood, St Erth and Cloudehill
  • Experience the Melbourne Flower Show including a pre-visit lecture
  • Travel to the Dandenong Ranges and visit private gardens and meet their owners
  • Tour the Australian Garden at the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens
  • Explore the charming towns and gardens of Milawa, Beechworth and Bright

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Low Fitness Level - involves walking on uneven surfaces and stairs, and be able to stand up for up to one hour and keep up with the pace of the group
  • Group size - Up to 30 guests
  • Tour date subject to change upon confirmation of Melbourne Flower Show date
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Australia Victoria map BTM8 2020-2021
Melbourne Return

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Melbourne Flower & Garden Show

Visit the largest horticultural event in the southern hemisphere held annually in the Carlton Gardens.

Meet your Botanical Guide and fellow travellers in your hotel foyer this evening from 6.15pm. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at 6.30pm.

Stay: Five Nights, Melbourne, Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

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 :
  • Breakfast

Visit a beautiful private garden in the Dandenongs. Continue on to the acclaimed Cloudehill Garden, with its extensive herbaceous borders, roses and azalea walks. Afterwards explore William Ricketts Sanctuary, with over 90 different sculptures depicting the Aboriginal people engaging with the earth in a pure forest setting.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

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. During dinner tonight enjoy a special Melbourne Flower Show lecture.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Visit the largest horticultural event in the southern hemisphere held annually in the Carlton Gardens


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 :
  • Breakfast

Today journey to the Yarra Valley region to visit Lubra Bend and Alowyn Garden. Arrive in Milawa this afternoon and settle into your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Milawa, Lindenwarrah

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Today you’ll visit a number of beautiful gardens around the north-east. Enjoy free time to explore the town of Bright, renowned for its autumn leaves. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy free time in Beechworth to explore the quaint shops. Visit a private garden on the way back to Melbourne where your tour concludes at the Marriott Hotel Melbourne at around 6pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

In all we had a fantastic holiday. We would recommend Botanica to all who'll ask.

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