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Botanica

Gardens & Sculptures in Autumn

Melbourne Return

Trip Code: BTMD5
5 Days
3 May 2021
  • Trip Inclusions
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Similar Trips

Trip Inclusions

  • 5 days with a Botanical Guide and experienced coach captain
  • 4 nights' stay in centrally located 4-5 star hotels plus 8 meals
  • Airport transfers on first & last day
  • Visit private gardens around Melbourne and enjoy sculpture art in wonderful settings
  • Admire Cloudehill, Daylesford, Trentham and the Dandenongs in autumn colour
  • Visit the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch's beloved Cruden Farm
  • Visit Simon Rickard's private garden and experience Tieve Tara garden in autumn splendour
  • Stay one night at the beautiful Grange Bellinzona in Hepburn Springs

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 15-25 guests
  • Prices are for land only. Flights not included
Australia map BTMD5 2020-2021
Melbourne Return

Arrive in Melbourne and transfer to your hotel. Meet your guide at 12.00pm for a walking tour through some of Melbourne’s secret laneways full of street art. We end up at Federation Square and the Ian Potter Centre with its Australian Gallery. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Three Nights, Melbourne, Marriott Hotel

Daily :
  • Dinner

We visit the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in full autumn splendor and a private garden plus the acclaimed Cloudehill garden, where you can wander throughout the gardens flushed with the autumnal colour of copper beeches and maples. Later, drive through Bickleigh Vale Village, an enchanted village created by landscape designer Edna Walling.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Today enjoy a delightful glimpse into the art world on the Mornington Peninsula. First visit a regional art gallery set amongst a beautiful rose garden followed by a visit to McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery for lunch. Afterwards visit Cruden Farm, the home of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and then visit the much talked about Point Leo Sculpture Park.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

This morning depart Melbourne and visit a heritage garden with spectacular autumn backdrop. Next stop is the wonderfully picturesque town of Trentham for lunch own expense. Continue to the private garden of Simon Rickard, one of Botanica’s most respected Botanical Guides, for a rare peak into his amazing garden. This afternoon explore Daylesford and then arrive at the elegant heritage style retreat, Grange Bellinzona.

Stay: Hepburn Springs, Grange Bellinzona

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

This morning visit the tranquil and beautiful garden of Tieve Tara, ‘The Jewel of the Mountain’ at Mt Macedon. Next stop is another exclusive private garden sure to impress. Return to Melbourne arriving at the post-tour hotel at 4.30pm.

Daily :
  • Breakfast

Everything was wonderful. There were great sightseeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.

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