Located in one of the most picturesque parts of Victoria, the gardens fit comfortably into the beautiful landscape.
The gardeners have some major obstacles to tackle: Back breaking clay soils, gale force winds, heavy frosts, floods, prolonged droughts and varmints such as bush rats, deer, rabbits, hares, wallabies and cockatoos.
Find out how these gardeners take a sustainable approach to gardening in this relatively unspoilt part of the country.
DOLL'S PADDOCK 38 Morton St Dee & Tony Briscomb
Nestling into the side of a hill is this elegant, beautifully designed 1 acre garden with haybale house. Key features are curving gravel paths, stone walls, established deciduous trees, perennial borders and a cascading rill. Volcanic soil. Check out the well designed veggie patch.
JENNY'S GARDEN 21 Moyston St Jenny Corr & Peter Stripes
VIZSLA LAK 1310 Malmsbury Rd Margret Lockwood
ELLENDER ESTATE 260 Green Gully Rd Jenny and Graham Ellender
This 40 acre vineyard features a garden of mature deciduous trees, eucalypts, mediterranean plants and masses of roses surrounding the winery.
A landscaped gully cascades down to the lake. Excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Clay soils.
Wine tasting and delicious lunches available.
GREENLION 75 Butlers Lane Jill Teschendorff & John Cable
A 48 acre bushland property with stunning views of the Loddon River. Created from hard rock and heavy clay soils, the enchanting 3 acre garden features rose arbours and raised stone walled garden beds. Meandering paths weave through the garden of cool climate deciduous trees and perennial plants. Native plants, brimming with tiny birds, surround the periphery of the garden. Stroll through the fruit orchard and Johnno's large productive veggie patch. Heavy clay soils.
Join the walk along the Kangaroo Highway on the Loddon River and observe the revegetation work undertaken on the river.
INDULGENCE Gooch Court Wheatsheaf Suchada Hongsananda
WALLABY CREEK 41 Matts Lane Coomoora Jenny and Ian Jordan
Tucked in behind a hedge of roses is this delightful 2 acre woodland garden. Rare and unusual established conifers and deciduous trees form a parkland, with swathes of perennials skirting the periphery. The property slopes gently to the Wallaby Creek. Delightful hand crafted gates, elegant pot plants and metal sculptures add a touch of refinement. Red volcanic soils.
Many of the unusual plants are labelled.
Loos at the Glenlyon Hall. Please don't ask the gardeners if you can use their loos - they are all on limited water and septic tanks.