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Garden open for all to see

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October 18, 2017

One of Winton’s most spectacular gardens will be open to the public for the first time, with all proceeds going to the Benalla Family Research Group.

One of Winton’s most spectacular gardens will be open to the public for the first time, with all proceeds going to the Benalla Family Research Group.

Girawheen is set on 3.2ha featuring a country-style house surrounded by informal plantings and visitors are welcome on the weekend of November 4 and 5.

The garden includes a selection of native plants, a range of other trees and a collection of roses, iris, bulbs and perennials.

Also featured is the extensive use of rock for the retaining walls of the summer house, fountain, front entrance and extensive edging of paths and garden beds.

The native area of the garden has been developed as a haven for wildlife and features extensive plantings of bird-attracting plants.

These include banksias, callistemon, melaleucas and grevilleas.

A large dam and other smaller water features help provide a bird-friendly environment.

The open garden will include a raffle to win a hand-made quilt and display framed family history charts together with templates for those interested in having one made.

●Girawheen is at 53 Coach Rd, Winton. Entry is $5 for adults and children will be admitted free.

For information visit the Benalla Visitor Information Centre.

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