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Open Garden at Varrich, Stanley near Beechworth

0472 997 880

14 - 15 Apr 2018

A delightful private garden is open in the Beechworth area on the weekend of April 14 and 15 and will include a classic car display.

This garden has been developed to withstand the threat of bush-fires, as it nestles up to the Stanley State Forest. The forest forms the background to the cool climate garden of European trees and shrubs which the owners found to be less flammable than native plants. A comprehensive watering system powered by a large diesel pump supports strong sprinklers throughout the garden. A large fire bunker is in place near the house.

The entrance to the garden is a winding track through tall trees, opening out to a European-style garden full of rhododendrons, azaleas, hellebores, maples and camellias. A small unfenced dam and two small fish ponds are delightful water features.

Beyond the house and garden is a large open area filled with trees including maples, liquidambars, Pin Oaks, tulip trees, chestnuts and aspens. The trees will be looking wonderful on this autumn weekend.

Content: Victorian Open Gardens Scheme Incorporated, trading as Open Gardens Victoria

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Free for visitors under 18

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  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf