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.

Gardens galore

Stroll lush landscaped lawns, see stunning floral displays and centuries-old trees at historic gardens.

In the Dandenong Ranges, celebrate cherry blossom season (September) with a picnic and festival at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, Olinda, home to thousands of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and daffodils. Meander among stone walls, hedges and garden rooms at nearby Cloudehill Gardens, and linking paths that wend through the Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Sherbrooke.

Explore the beautifully ornate gardens of the Goldfields. Put the Ballarat and Castlemaine botanical gardens on your bouquet list and allow plenty of time for acres of open space at Rosalind Park, Bendigo.

Take in hues and views at Heronswood House and Garden on the Mornington Peninsula and lose yourself in fragrant Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens.

Lavender fields at Lavandula Swiss-Italian Farm will lead you to Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, where you'll see the Garden of St Erth carpeted with daffodils each September.

Wildflowers and native flowers are in full bloom across the landscape in spring, and in curated form at flower shows in October.

Events

Time your wander with open garden weekends and flower festivals.

  • Tesselaar Tulip Festival and Bendigo Annual Tulips Display – September to October.
  • Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival – September.
  • Wangaratta Orchid Show – September.
  • Horsham & District Annual Spring Orchid Show and Rayners Orchard blossoms – October.
  • Wildflower Show at Inglewood – September.
  • Pomonal Native Flower Show – October.

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