Music and Arts in the Garden 2018

We are committed to raising funds for Benalla and Wangaratta Hospitals, and Cancer Council Victoria with regular Open Gardens. October 2018 we showcased the Spring display of tulips, daffodils, salvias and many other flowering shrubs and bulbs. We raised $7, 500 for the charities over this 2018 weekend.

2019 Open Garden Days

Open Garden Days in 2019:

April 5th - 8th

We are open in April to coincide with the Benalla Street Art Festival. Summer flowering salvias, dahlias, roses, perennials and annuals make a spectacular show! We rarely run charity open gardens at this time so we are hoping that locals and visitors will take advantage of this opportunity to see the late Summer/early Autumn display.

20% of profits will be donated to Cancer Council Victoria (received by Wangaratta CCV Fundraiser group). We are also saving to complete an exciting landscaping project this year, that will attract new supporters to our annual Spring Open Weekends. Our visitors depend on seeing ongoing improvements.

Cost: $10 per person includes tour of Garden and self serve morning/afternoon tea. Under 14 Years $4.00 only

Roadside parking

Wheel chair parking: in family carpark

Sorry, no dogs inside garden

Open 9:30 am Friday 5th April until 5:50 pm Monday 8th April.

Access to family toilet (rails)

2018 Open Garden:

Artisans that participated in the Music and Arts Open Garden at Birchwood

  • Garth Hughes, sculptor, is inspired by the harsh beauty & colours of the outback in creating his unique pieces of metal sculpture.

  • Margarat Zaal, Artist. Award winning botanic artist’s lifelong appreciation of flowers has inspired her breathtakingly beautiful drawings and paintings.

  • Cathy Pianta Wall Art - Striking & individual Wall Art for indoors or outdoors

  • Nooramunga Naturals - a wide range of natural bodycare products.

  • Mosaic artists Natasha and Margaret Young: indoor and garden art

  • Visitors relaxed to the sounds of Benalla College Stage Band performing on the lawn.


Proceeds of Gate, Teas and donated commission to:  Benalla & Wangaratta Hospitals & Cancer Council Victoria


Thank you to our sponsors OF 2017, 2018

  • Hides Bakery

  • Benalla Equipment Hire

  • Benalla Residential Rural Real Estate

  • Benalla Travel

  • Fruits and Fare

  • Woolworths Benalla

  • Woolworths Wangaratta