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Join Open Gardens Victoria’s coach tour this spring as it journies to the Western District to visit three properties dating from the early settlement of Victoria.Wooriwyrite, Merrang and Coomete were established during the pastoralist era. Constructed from bluestone, each home is typical of the region and is surrounded by picturesque parkland landscape. One of the great pleasures of a large property is that space is no constraint and each garden enjoys the benefit of large trees that frame distant landscape views. While Wooriwyrite, Merrang and Coomete share similarities, each garden presents a distinct character. All have undergone recent works to reinvigorate garden beds, including shrubs and floral displays. Within their grounds are a wonderful array of stone walls, out houses and farmyard remnants that date to an earlier era. The OGV Spring tour will include a visit to the main rooms of both Wooriwyrite and Merrang where morning tea and lunch will be enjoyed. Local fare and refreshments will be offered at Coomete.Garden notes for each property will be offered to participants on the coach tour.