Business & Tourism Creswick Inc.

Garden Lovers Weekend 2019

This annual community event, now in it's sixth year, is organised by Business & Tourism Creswick Inc. All profits are used for local Creswick projects. We invite you to visit the scenic, historic Central Goldfields Region of Victoria and see an array of diverse private gardens, iconic commercial gardens and nurseries, and more.

This year's event will be held on:

Saturday 9 November, 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 10 November, 9.00am to 4.00pm

Private garden entry: Adults $5 per garden; children free.

Online bookings will be available soon.

Creswick Neighbourhood Centre,19-21 Victoria Street, Creswick, is the venue for collection of all tickets and maps, community garden, displays and more. There are two ATMs in town, but no EFTPOS facilities at the venue.


This year we have eight diverse private gardens for your to visit and enjoy, and chat with their creators, including large country gardens, and backyard gardens. More information about the individual gardens coming soon!


1 Campion Road, Newlyn North

Bells Water Gardens specialise in all things to do with ponds. Our passion is building eco-system ponds that look like they are a part of nature and have always been there.  The ponds we build using the Aquascape system require little to no maintenance, they are ecologically sustainable and use no chemicals.  We have been growing and supplying retail nurseries with aquatic plants grown in our nursery for over twenty five years, our selection is vast.  New to our business, we have built a pond shop with lots of goodies pertaining to water gardens.  We have a number of pond displays to admire and turtles!

Open 9.00am to 5.00pm both days.

More information at: Bells Water Gardens

862 Midland Highway, Mt Rowan

Brenlissa Online Nursery is a family operated business in the Lovely Central Highlands of “The Garden State” Victoria. Our focus is on great customer service and we respond to every enquiry promptly. Our plant sourcing service is also available we have access to thousands of varieties of plants that we can supply to you. If it’s not on our site we can get it in. We provide a very unique service to our valued customers at prices everyone can afford. Free ongoing support and advice is offered to all customers of Brenlissa Nursery via our regular newsletters and email/phone advice. Our Qualified Horticulturists are here to answer your queries.

Open 8am to 6pm both days.

More information at: Brenlissa Nursery

79 Albert Street, Creswick

This delightful local nursery, nestled in the garden beside the Olicartia store, has a superb range of beautiful, locally grown potted plants to suit all gardens. There is also a fantastic assortment of rusty garden art, terracotta statues and other garden ornaments.

Open 8am-4pm both days. Parking available in front of the nursery.

More information at: Creswick Nursery in Miss Northcott's Garden

395 Lesters Road, Ascot

Lambley is best known for an inspirational dry climate garden set around an historic 1860s stone farmhouse, where plants from all the dry summer areas of the world are planted together to make a series of beautiful pictures. There is a large vegetable and flower garden which provides both food and flowers for the house. During September ten thousand tulips bloom in this garden. Lambley Nursery offers a diverse range of frost hardy and drought tolerant plants and bulbs to buy, as well as exceptional vegetable and flower seeds to gardeners throughout Australia.

Open 9am to 5pm both days. Parking available on site at the nursery.

More information at: Lambley Gardens & Nursery

3155 Midland Highway, Newlyn North

Maze House has a 26 year old hedge maze set in a 5 acre country carnival garden with a milk bar café. Go missing in the beautifully manicured conifer hedge maze, test your skills with original carnival games, check out the ‘big’ food garden, stroll along perennial borders and in the flower cutting garden, or find a spot to relax under shady trees. The café sells delicious homemade light lunches, cakes, scones, good coffee and ice creams. Entry fee applies.

Open 10am to 5pm both days. Parking available on site.

More information at: Maze House

3409 Midland Highway, Blampied

Overwrought Sculpture Garden and Gallery is an inspiring creative retail enterprise set on five acres of lush farmland in Blampied, Central Victoria just eight minutes from Daylesford on the Midland Highway to Ballarat. Artist David Dawson creates his uniquely Australian sculptural metalwork designs in his extensive workshop. He then displays them next door in the rustic hay-shed gallery and beautifully landscaped garden setting that he has created. His creations include garden art, native Australian animals and birds, furniture, wall art, magnetic creatures, privacy screens and much more. The gallery also offers the art and produce of thirty local and fair trade artisans, many whose work is not available to purchase elsewhere. For your enjoyment Overwrought provides toilets, coffee, drinks and ice creams and picnicking areas. Extensive parking is available for all vehicles including caravans and buses. The kids can even feed our fish in our garden ponds and pat an alpaca or two.

Open 10am to 5pm both days. Coffee, drinks and ice creams, and picnic areas available. Car & coach parking, and toilets available on site.

More information at: Overwrought

3734 Midland Highway, Eganstown

Stroll through our gardens & nursery.

Our rose bloom season starts in November through to May.

The nursery stocks a large diverse range of plants from the rare to the old fashioned garden gems of yesteryear with this season stocking 250 varieties of roses.

Join us in this year’s Creswick Garden Lovers Weekend along with other great gardens and businesses of the area. Gardeners and visitors most welcome.

Open 9am-5.30pm. Parking available on site.

More information at: Spring Park Nursery


2019 Flower Show, Creswick Town Hall, Albert Street, Creswick

Don’t miss the Creswick Garden Club’s delightful Annual Flower Show while you are in town. It showcases beautiful displays of a wide range of cut flowers, container plants, fruits and vegetables, floral art, homemade preserves, art and craft, and children’s gardening and craft. There will be a plant stall and raffle held during the show.

Open Saturday from 1.30pm to 5pm & Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Plant Stall from 9am Saturday & 10am Sunday.

Entry $2.

More information: Creswick Garden Club on Facebook
Enquiries: Creswick Garden Club

6 Cushing Avenue, Creswick

John Curtin Aged Care and Retirement Village is set amongst beautiful cottage gardens in our delightful town of Creswick, a 20 minute drive from the large regional city of Ballarat and the tourist centres of Daylesford & Hepburn Springs. It is home to 85 people and one of the largest employers in town.

Our gardens are a source of interest and pleasure to residents, visitors and staff.  The seasons are dramatically marked in true cottage style. We expect irises and roses to abound during the open garden weekend. 

Following a significant building program, there are areas of the garden which have just been repaired and renewed.  Please come to the Café to receive a map for a self guided tour.

Gardens open Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Café Curtin will be open all weekend selling light lunches, cakes and coffee.

Free entry.

More information: John Curtin Aged Care on Facebook
Enquiries: John Curtin Aged Care

Enquiries: click here to email us, or call 0419 326 453 or 0405 717 321

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