About the Fair
The Mount Macedon & District Horticultural Society began hosting the annual Garden Lovers’ Fair in 2003 within the carpark of the Mount Macedon Golf Club. The Fair quickly became so popular it outgrew this venue and was moved, in 2013, to the grounds of Bolobek, one of Victoria’s most historically significant gardens.
Since this time, the Fair has grown to be one of the largest and most popular garden fairs’ in Victoria. With some 50 specialist and unique stallholders and over 3,500 people attending annually.
Today, the Garden Lovers’ Fair is managed and operated by an independent organising committee who are passionate about providing opportunities for community groups and organisations across the Macedon Ranges to be part of the Fair and raise much-needed funds to deliver programs and provide support to our community.
This includes the Gisborne SES, Macedon and Mount Macedon Community House, the Mount Macedon Branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA), 1st Gisborne Scout Group, amongst others.
Bolobek is a unique working farm at the foot of the Macedon Ranges boasting a rich history, great quality beef and lamb and a glorious garden. Since 2006, the current owners, Brigid and Hugh Robertson have invested extraordinary passion and energy into the continuing renovation and rejuvenation of this magnificent property.
Bolobek is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register as “being of aesthetic, architectural historic and horticultural importance to the State of Victoria". Bolobek is of outstanding aesthetic importance for its quality design, artistry and plantsmanship, the creation of garden spaces and views and the combination of plant forms with an emphasis on foliage and white flowers and bark.
Bolobek is of historic significance as an outstanding example of a modern formal garden style incorporating geometrically shaped compartments, axial paths with terminal features and for the axial associations with the house and room plan. The garden is important for demonstrating a creative design style as an overlay on an earlier garden layout”.
Attendees to the Garden Lovers’ Fair are welcome to roam the garden at Bolobek between 10:00am until 4:00pm over the Fair weekend. Guided tours by the owner and head gardener will be conducted at 11:00am - 11:45am on Saturday 7th and 2:00pm - 2:45pm on Sunday 8th October.
You can find out more about Bolobek here: