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There’s a few garden tour events coming up in the next month or so, but one that caught my eye is the Ashley Gorge Garden Experience that’s set to take place on October 27th, Labour Day.

This is the first year out for this event and it’s being held to raise funds to help build a replacement log cabin at Ashley Gorge.  It’s going to feature six private gardens, the majority of which have not been open to the public before.

The gardens at the Birch Hill Homestead are included in this tour.  The homestead is a real historic site in the area, now privately owned, it’s almost one hundred years old and the garden includes some very old rhododendrons.

Other features of the tour include a private museum, a WWI memorial wall and a quilting display.

It sounds like this could be a lovely day out.  Take a picnic lunch along and enjoy the beautiful countryside and gardens.

Pre-bought tickets are $15 per person.  If you buy on the day then the cost is $18 per person.  However, school  children are free.

Tickets are available locally at: Woodend Nurseries, Querky Style in Cust, Kaiapoi i-site, Amberley Flowers and Garden, Ashley  Gorge Holiday Park.  If you want to leave it to the day itself then head to Ashley Gorge Holiday Park first to buy tickets.

 

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