Alongside monstrous burgers, putting edible flowers on muesli and boutique music festivals, there's a promising new 2016 trend that we're absolutely loving: the open garden weekend. We've got cherry blossoms and tulips to look forward to in the coming months and now you can add lavender to your diary too.
Warratina Lavender Farm is throwing wide the gates for an open weekend on November 26 and 27. The quaint little farm, located in the Yarra Valley just north of the Dandenong Ranges, boasts over 10,000 lavender plants and sprawling homestead gardens. For an entry fee of $10 for adults ($5 for children) you can spend the day frolicking in rows of lavender, dodging bees and snacking on lavender ice cream.
They're putting on stalls, live music, craft demonstrations and a sausage sizzle as well, so you'll be able to make a day of it. Best of all, your entry fee will be donated to the Wandin Country Fire Authority, so your ethereal day will also contribute to a good cause.