Wander Victoria at its botanical best in spring. Flower shows and festivals spring up in regional villages, private gardens fling open their gates to show off their blooms and historic botanic gardens embrace the change of season. Ring in spring and see Victoria in full bloom.
Stroll among lush landscaped lawns, stunning floral displays and centuries-old trees at historic and botanic gardens.
In the Dandenong Ranges, celebrate cherry blossom season (September) with a picnic and festival at the National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda, home to tens of thousands of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and daffodils. Meander among stone walls, hedges and overflowing garden rooms at nearby Cloudehill Gardens, and the linking paths that wend through the Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke.
Make a weekend of exploring the beautifully ornate gardens of the Goldfields. Put the Ballarat and Castlemaine botanical gardens on your bouquet list and allow plenty of time for the acres of open spaces at Rosalind Park, Bendigo.
On the Mornington Peninsula, take in the hues and views at Heronswood House and Garden, and lose yourself in the wonderfully fragrant Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.