Plotlines: Open gardens

Camperdown Botanic Gardens.Credit:Amy Paton

Open garden

Formal allees, meadow plantings, perennials, a vegetable garden and a woodland with mown paths winding around beeches and oaks are all part of the Bank House garden in Newlyn (between Ballarat and Daylesford) open this weekend to raise money for the Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. It is at 675 Dean Newlyn Road, Newlyn, 10am to 4pm today and tomorrow (November 16 and 17), $10.

Birthday bash

The Camperdown Botanic Gardens and Arboretum is celebrating its 150th anniversary with an exhibition of historic and contemporary photographs relating to the gardens. It is at the Camperdown Courthouse until Sunday, December 15. Tim Entwisle, director and chief executive of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, who opened the show yesterday, will today give a public lecture at Camperdown’s Theatre Royal about the steps being taken by botanic gardens to maintain, adapt and develop their collections in response to climate change. He speaks at 2pm, $15 including afternoon tea.

Coming up roses

Walk around more than 4000 roses at this weekend’s International Rose Garden Festival in Morwell. There will be gardening talks and demonstrations today and food-and-wine-related events tomorrow. The festival is at the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden, 2 Avondale Road, Morwell, 10am to 4pm today (with a night light show from 6.30pm to 10pm) and 10am to 3pm tomorrow. Go to

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