No matter how green your thumbs are or are not everyone has the chance to enjoy some of the glorious gardens in the Portland Area. If you are looking for inspiration or simple relaxation in a delightful setting why not have a visit to these gardens as part of your trip to Portland.
The Portland Botanic Gardens are Victoria’s second oldest botanical gardens, with a croquet lawn, native and exotic plants. The curators cottage is open through the summer months. The gardens have a stunning yearly display of Dahlias and Roses.
Leaving the town of Portland and travelling north the Display Garden at Treloar Roses are a must see. If it is inspiration you are looking for this is the place to be. The gardens are a magnificent display of the beautiful roses that are grown on site for sale. The garden is a favorite for romantic picnics with areas made for whiling away the hours over lunch.
Heading back towards the coast and the township of Narrawong hides Timandra By The Sea . This significant award winning sustainable garden is the perfect lover’s paradise. With 3 distinct areas over the acre, Timandra By The Sea showcases plants that can be used for a variety of Difficult areas. Owned and designed by multi award winning landscape designer, patrons are invited to visit the garden any day of the week. The natural experience is a pure joy to nature lovers, children also really love this garden with its meandering paths, birds and koala’s.
Both the botanical Gardens and Trelaor Roses have free admission and are open daily. The Curators Cottage at the Botanicl Gardens does charge admission,
Timandra’s opening hours are 10 am – 4 pm with an honour system and information box. Fee $10 per person; Pensioners $5; Children under 16 free with an adult.