Garden DesignFest is a celebration of good design principles as applied to gardens and outdoor spaces. The event exhibits application of these principles by opening 45 professionally designed private gardens in Melbourne and Regional Victoria, including six gardens on the Mornington Peninsula.

The Peninsula gardens have been designed by five of Australia’s top garden designers: Rick Eckersley, Eugene Gilligan, Steve Taylor, Clive Abben and Ben McDonald.

Garden DesignFest is organised by Rotary to promote good design and to raise funds for charities.

Where: The Peninsula gardens are located at:

  • Flinders: Musk Creek Farm, 371 Musk Creek Rd.
  • Mornington: 24 Morell St. and 14 Tellis Dr.
  • Rye: 7 Douglas Crt.
  • Mt Martha: 33 Deakin Dr.
  • Sorrento: 187 Ocean beach Rd.

The location of all 45 open gardens  can be found at

When: Garden DesignFest is open over two weekends in November:

  • 12/13 November: gardens in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula
  • 19/20 November: gardens in Regional Victoria

The gardens are open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day of the weekend.

Entry Fee: $8 per garden and the large Flinders property is $12.

Tickets: on line at



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