Five private gardens that will give you backyard envy
Take a sneak peek inside Victoria’s best private gardens.
A forgiving climate, homesick settlers and a flush of gold-rush money – flowing in just when public parks became fashionable – has left us with the lucky legacy of glorious botanic gardens in many regional centres. All are worth a visit if you’re in the area.
But while public gardens are perfect for group outings, boisterous kids and picnics, there’s something delightful about peeking into people’s home gardens when the gates open to the public. It offers a fascinating glimpse into their private world, and their personality, because gardens are very personal creations.
If you are exploring Victoria this spring, there are a host of gorgeous gardens you can visit. Here are five of the best. Just remember to check open times and respect the owners’ privacy.