STAWELL - Grampians Community Health Stawell Open Garden Day will be held on Sunday, November 3.
The event will feature visits to five beautiful Stawell gardens including two of which will be available for the last time on an open day.
Elaine and Ross Clemenson of Robsons Road will show off "The Briars" for the final time.
The Clemenson's garden takes advantage of Grampians views, shady garden rooms contrast with open sunny areas with abundant roses and a parkland of exotic trees.
"The Briars" celebrates its 21st birthday this year and the labour of love in their garden continues with lovely Grampians views, three acres of gardens with sweeping lawns.
Time has been devoted to paths and small rock walls which have created nooks and crannies over the years. Many areas are paved and seating allows quiet reflection and enjoyment of the garden.
Over 300 roses - David Austin, Hybrid Tea and Floribundas, with some supported by harbours, tripods and arches, while "Meg" rambles over a bird aviary and "Sally Holmes" sits in front.
Gardens are hedged and filled with perennials, Iris, Aquilegia, Salvia, Hellebores, hundreds of bulbs and the dam landscaped into the garden.
Deciduous trees colour the landscape in Autumn including Golden Rain, Crab-apples, Birches and Weeping Cherry, and any time of the year is spectacular with scents and smells emanating from all corners of this beautiful garden.
Wander at your leisure and most of all enjoy your visit to our beautiful garden, it is a very peaceful haven planted with love.
Admission fees to the event are $20 adult, $15 concession, $40 family ticket (two adults and children), $10 children under 16 and free for children under five.
Entrance fees include morning tea and a barbeque lunch with four other beautiful gardens to view and enjoy with your family and friends.
Registrations at Grampians Community Health will start at 8.30am with garden tours from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Lunch starts at 11.00am at "Asmara Park", Marnoo Road, Stawell the subject of next week's article in The Stawell-Times.
All the proceeds from the open day will go towards funding the Grampians Community Health community car program.