Tallangatta Area Open Gardens

Tallangatta area Open Gardens

Saturday 28 October 2023 Time: 10.00am – 4:00pm

ADMISSION $15 per person, to visit 1 or all 4 gardens

Devonshire Tea $5.00 per serve which includes a scone with jam & cream, tea or coffee

CASH ONLY – No Efptos available

Start at Valmai’s Garden.

After the mining era, Tallangatta became a service centre for the local farming community and a butter factory operated throughout much of the 1900s. When the road transport links improved, the rail link ended. Today you can walk or cycle the High Country Rail trail and still see old rail trestle bridges.


OPEN 10.00am – 2.00pm

1 Coorilla Street, Tallangatta

  • Buy tickets here. come and see how you use a small back garden look spectacular and enjoy a CWA Devonshire Tea with our famous CWA scones
  • Toilet in House, On-street parking. Refreshments and CWA baking, jams and preserves.


OPEN 10.00am – 2.00pm

1 Yamba Street, Tallangatta

  • Lots of well-developed daisies and colour, another well loved small back garden
  • No toilet, On-street parking. No refreshments
  • No Toilet. Off Street Parking. No Refreshments.


OPEN 10.00am – 2.00pm

9 Larsen Court, Tallangatta

  • Easy care garden cottage garden
  • No toilet, On-street parking. No refreshments


OPEN 10.00am – 2.00pm

Banool Road, Tallangatta

  • Community vegetable garden with a demonstration.
  • Afternoon tea available
  • Toilet, On-street parking. No refreshments

For more information:

Mary Grant
0439 712 311

Beulah Open Gardens

Beulah Open Gardens

Sunday 29th, October 2023, 1:30pm start at Jenni’s Garden

ADMISSION $15 per person, to visit 1 or 5 gardens

Please see map of route and location of gardens when purchasing your ticket/s

The township of Beulah is a community of 200 people.  The Beulah CWA branch is hosting a garden walk which will include the community garden, a Native Garden at the Bowling green.  A sustainable off grid house will be on display as well as 5 private gardens.  Afternoon tea will be provided at the last garden.


Purchase your ticket at this garden.

Start Here

OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

19 McKenzie Street, Beulah

  • The walk starts at this small but charming garden.
  • Buy your tickets here and receive a map of where all the gardens located.
  • Cold drinks are available for purchase
  • No Toilet. Street Parking. No Refreshments.


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

McKenzie Street, Beulah

  • Newly built home which is totally off grid. How does this affect the type of garden that has been planted
  • Cold drinks are available for purchase
  • No Toilet. Off Street Parking. No Refreshments.


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

19 Hopetoun Street, Beulah

  • Barb and John’s garden is a wonderful display of large established trees and cottage colour
  • No Toilet. Off street parking.


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

15 Deakin Street, Beulah

  • Karen and Ross’s garden is a labour of love with wonderful design features blooming with colour
  • No Toilet. Off-street parking.


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

21 Bell Street, Beulah

  • Loreen’s garden is just 12 months old. She has a massive array of roses.
  • No toilet. No Refreshments.


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

2 Deakin Street, Beulah

  • The CWA will be serving afternoon tea at this location consisting of sandwiches and scones, tea and coffee. This is an additional cost.
  • Toilet’s available. Refreshments – Yes


OPEN 1.30-4:00PM

2 Bell Street, Beulah

  • This community garden was established in 2015. Prior to this it was the old hospital which was demolished.  It has a variety of fruit trees and vegetable plots that are tended by the RNH Day Care Centre.
  • No toilet. No Refreshments.

For more information:

Prue McCredden
0428 990 512

High Country


Monday November 6th, 2023, 9.00am Omeo Golf Club, for 9.30 start
ADMISSION $15 per person, for 5 gardens.
Please see map of route and location of gardens.

1: Colleen and Steve Thomas’ Garden

OPEN 9.30-10.30

2 Day Avenue, Omeo

  • Cottage influence showcasing sustainable and productive garden in challenging climate with limited space.
  • Parking in the paddock. No Refreshments.

2: Sandi Beltrame’s Garden

OPEN 10.30-12.00

Miners Cottages, 11 Miners Way, Swifts Creek

  • Extensive, mainly native garden setting for attractive Miners Cottage accommodation in Swifts Creek.
  • CWA scones and sandwiches. Coffee, tea. Produce stall.

3: Pauline and Alan Fox’ Garden and Studio

OPEN 11.30-1.00

925 Cassilis Road, Swifts Creek

  • Cottage garden in a very beautiful setting on Swifts Creek.
  • Studio will be open.
  • No Toilet. Parking is beside the track as indicated. Cross over the bridge to enter the garden. Tea, Coffee.

4: Rick and Deb Herbertson’s Garden and Cassilis Estate Winery

OPEN 12.30-3.00

1314 Cassilis Rd, Cassilis

  • Extensive and productive garden, orchard and vines. Cellar Door-wine tasting and sales.
  • Refreshments – CWA sandwiches and scones, tea, coffee available for purchase. Parking onsite.

5: Dave and Esther Caukill’s Garden

OPEN 2.00-4.00

1768 Cassilis Road, Cassilis

  • Extensive self-sufficient, organic garden featuring large variety of vegetables, berries and orchard area.
  • No toilet. Limited parking roadside, no wheelchair access, uneven ground – sturdy shoes recommended. No Refreshments.


  1. Tickets are $15 which is entry for 5 gardens. Tickets may be purchased at each venue. Please register your name at each garden.
  2. Refreshments (CWA Sandwiches and scones) are available at the Cassilis Winery and the Miners Cottages.
  3. There will be 2 Garden Club members and your host at each garden to answer questions and provide assistance. Please stick to the opening times as indicated.
  4. This is a Tagalong Tour. There will be a bus leaving Omeo Golf Club at 9:30am, visiting each garden. You may choose to follow travel separately, making your own pace. The tour will be led by Omeo Garden Club members. Please RSVP to Colleen Thomas at 0428 046 999 if you wish to travel on the bus: $5 pp. We ask that you visit only during the times indicated. Gardens will close outside these times.
  5. There will be a stall selling pot plants and garden produce and CWA merchandise at the Miners Cottages.
  6. CWA sandwiches, scones, slices and tea/coffee will be available at the Miners Cottages and the Cassilis Winery.

For more information:

Colleen Thomas (Omeo Golf Club):
cogsteve@me.com 0428 046 999

Kate Commins (CWA):
katejcommins@gmail.com 0408 144 781

Sandi Beltrame (Omeo Garden Club):
info@minerscottages.com.au 0412 356 241

2023 Festival of Gardens

Open Gardens

The Country Women’s association of Victoria was formed in 1928 and today has over 4,000 members. We’re a vibrant, not-for-profit organisation of women supporting women, children and families right across Victoria.
Members and Friends will open their gardens and welcome visitors. By supporting us you enable us to continue the work we do within our local community.

The Event


Throughout the State of Victoria, some CWA members and friends will be showcasing their Gardens for you to explore and enjoy. Gardens will be open between 15 October to 20 November. Most will be open on a specific Saturday or Sunday or both days whilst others may hold a weekday event.

Most gardens will be open between 10am – 4pm.
Please check our website for details on the nearest garden/s that you can visit which are near you. We strongly urge you to check www.cwaofvic.org.au

Along with discovering interesting and beautiful private gardens, some will be serving Devonshire Teas; or selling plants or light refreshments at an additional cost. There may also be the opportunity to purchase our much-loved jams, preserves and pickles. Each branch will have its own unique offerings throughout the day.

Entry is $15.00 per person to visit a minimum 1 garden to a maximum of 3 gardens within a location.

In early October 2023 a list of gardens will be available via the CWA of Victoria website & Facebook.

Gardens and Events to visit across Victoria.

Beulah     CLICK HERE

High Country    CLICK HERE

Orbost area    CLICK HERE

Omeo Area     Information to Come

Otway Area     CLICK HERE

Paynesville Area   CLICK HERE

Port Fairy     CLICK HERE

Richmond     CLICK HERE

Tallangatta    CLICK HERE

New Communication Toolkit Now Available

Exciting news!! The new CWA of Victoria Communication Toolkit is now available.

The Communication Toolkit is designed to guide and support the communication and promotional activities of members. It includes a range of templates to help introduce a more consistent look and feel across our stationery, brochures, posters, membership, and event materials.

All materials are downloadable from the Member section of the website.

A webinar will be held in October to answer any questions members may have in relation to the Communication Toolkit and how best to use the tools and templates that have been created.

Accessing the Communication Toolkit

The Communication Toolkit is available on the Member section of the website  https://cwaofvic.org.au/members

If you need member login details these are in the January 2023 posting or contact your Branch Secretary.

Login details can also be obtained by contacting Robyn Smith, Member Services Administrator, at (03) 9827 8971 or cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au

August 2023 Posting for Members

The August 2023 Posting documents are on the Members Section of this website and the Member login will be required for access. The login can be obtained from your Branch Secretary or by emailing cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au
The August 2023 Posting documents can be found in the Documents section under “Branch Information – Branch Postings”

Members come and volunteer at the 2023 Melbounre Royal Show

CWA of Victoria Members – Volunteer now!

Are you looking for an opportunity to benefit from Volunteering?

Now is the time to get your name in to volunteer in the CWA cafeteria at Melbourne  Royal Show.

Between Monday 18th September to Monday 2nd October 2023.

We are thrilled to be part of the Melbourne Royal’s 175 anniversary this year. There are so many members who haven’t had a chance to be part of the team to run this State Event. This year could be your first!

Helping at the show is unlike anything else we do; it is a rewarding atmosphere and there is a lot of joy in being part of the team that runs our largest fundraiser every year. 

 All sorts of jobs available, come and met old friends or make new ones, it’s fun, tiring at times but fun, and with a great sense of achievement. Not all positions require cooking experience, and it’s important that you understand that roles are flexible, and we take turns helping in the busy areas.

 You do need to pack very comfortable supportive shoes, as you’ll be on your feet most of the day.

Accommodation is available at Umina. Meals are also provided.

You may say the dates you are available and your preferred area to work in, but I plan to be in touch with each one so I can have a spread of volunteers over the dates, and I will do my best to match your interests with our needs.

Bump-in and Bump-out are the technical terms for setting up and packing up!

Check your Working with Children card as you will need the number and expiry date to complete the form.  Applying for a Working with Children check is easy online if you don’t already have one.

Volunteer Now!

The Volunteer form is available on the Member section of the website https://cwaofvic.org.au/members

If you need member login details these are in the January 2023 posting or contact your Branch Secretary.

Login details can also be obtained by contacting Robyn Smith, Member Services Administrator, at (03) 9827 8971 or cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au .

Fill in the form on the members section and email or post it. (Addresses on the form.)

If you would like to have more information or have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Viv Speight

NOTICE is hereby given that the 95th Annual General Meeting of The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Incorporated will be held at 10.00 am on Friday, 16 June 2023 at the Victoria Pavilion, Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale. – Pam Mawson, Secretary

The following documentation for the meeting is available on the member section of the website https://cwaofvic.org.au/members  If you need member login details they are in the January 2023 posting or contact your Branch Secretary.

These documents are also available from your Branch Secretary or Group President or by contacting Robyn Smith, Member Services Administrator, at (03) 9827 8971 or cwaadmin@cwaofvic.org.au .