Gardeners of Glenlyon have banded together to prepare and open their gardens to the public on the weekend of 12-13 April 2014.
Visitors will be able to view and experience seven very different gardens, all with a story to tell.
In Glenlyon, the soils and microclimates vary almost from one street to the next. The Gardens of Glenlyon are in the forest, edging potato fields, in the village; some are well established, others are years old; some are in rich volcanic soil, others on poor granitic soil. All focus on sustainability and working with their immediate environment.
To complement the open gardens, there'll be a number of ancillary activities over the weekend.
Ellender Estate Winery and the Glenlyon General Store will both be presenting special menus focusing on local food and wine.
Issues of climate, soil, sustainability, frost, drought and flooding rains, fire guarding the garden, attracting pollinators and wildlife, worms and propagation will all be covered during talks to be held in the Glenlyon Shire Hall. The CFA, Wombat Forest Care, Landcare, the Growing Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, Aesop's Attic will have displays and sales.
A guided walk along the banks of the Loddon River will showcase Landcare revegetation techniques, the control of noxious weeds and the identification of native plants.
Tickets available online or at the Glenlyon Shire Hall on the weekend.
Content: Glenlyon Progress Association and Shire Hall Committee of Management Inc