Open Garden Details

Frog Hill

270 Bogans Lane, Freshwater Creek 3216

Opening Information

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry price $8 (U18 free). Students $5


Frog Hill is a romantic and productive country garden which has been established over the past 12 years from a simple rural yard. The old home is nestled amongst established trees and offers views toward the foothills of the Otways. Garden beds surrounding the house are filled with salvias and many other old-fashioned favourites. Plant species are hardy and drought-tolerant and offer the pleasures of each season. While the floral displays peak in Spring, this garden is designed to provide year-round appeal. A small orchard, berry house, vegetable patch, fowls and bees are included in this productive patch.

This is a perfect garden for a family visit where there is space for children to stretch their legs, or for a cup of tea with and friend and lazy snooze under one of the large shade trees that adorn the garden. It is a hidden gem and a little slice of rural living on the city edge. 

On the open days Kylie Treble will be offering demonstrations and talking about her book 'Connect' which features home-cooked recipes and promotes sustainable living for communities.

The Birregurra CWA will be providing refreshments, and Chris Tournier from Cottage Farm Nursery will have a plant stall with species suitable for drought-tolerant conditions.


Other places of interest and activities in the local region include:

  • Visit the famous Freshwater Creek Cake Shop
  • Visit the Geelong Art Gallery to view: Fred Williams in the You Yangs exhibition
  • Visit Geelong Botanic Gardens and the Friends Spring Plant Sale (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Lunch in the Geelong Botanic Gardens
  • Stroll along Geelong’s waterfront 



Information and advice on garden visiting 


Click here for Garden Notes - Download and Print

Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
Download and print to bring when you visit the garden. 

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How to find us

270 Bogans Lane, Freshwater Creek 3216