We last participated in a large open garden day with the now-dissolved Open Gardens Australia in 2014 when eight of Bickleigh Vale’s private gardens were open to the public.
This year we'll be opening again - this time in conjuncton with Open Gardens Victoria. Again, eight of the villages private gardens will be open to the public.
Bickleigh Vale Road, Mooroolbark (off Pembroke Road)
Sunday 13 October, 2019
10.00am - 4.30pm
Entry $25 Students $15 Under 18 free
Open Gardens Victoria website: https://opengardensvictoria.org.au
Edna Walling created an enchanted village for herself and her friends at Bickleigh Vale, and this special quality continues to influence succeeding owners as they work to keep the vision of her achievement alive for future generations.
Although the cottages have been adapted for modern needs, and the growth of trees and shrubs has altered the gardens, Bickleigh Vale remains the finest example of Walling's ability to achieve harmony between buildings and landscape.
There will be eight of the Bickleigh Vale properties open as part of OGV’s celebration of how past and present have been melded together in this unique community. They are:
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