10 Nov 2018 to 11 Nov 2018
The Yea Rotary Open Gardens is an annual event, which has been happening for the past seven years. It occurs in November of each year on the first weekend after the Melbourne Cup, and showcases both town and country gardens found in the Yea and surrounding areas within the Murrindindi shire.
Private gardens are identified by the Open Garden Committee. They begin the selection process early in the year and invite selected garden owners to participate in the event. Communication is ongoing with the specific garden owners in the months leading up to the event. 10 – 12 gardens are usually available for inspection.
On the actual weekend of the event usually 600 or more people visit the open gardens over the two-day period. They have the opportunity to speak to the garden owners, experience a wide range of individual and inspiring garden designs and enjoy the environs of Yea and surrounds. Willing Rotary volunteers man each of the gardens providing assistance and local information to visitors. In addition the local Yea Garden Club holds its annual plant sale that has gained the reputation of providing many varied and unusual plants at very reasonable prices.