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The Age "6 reasons to visit Neerim South
1. Open Garden at Janalli
Owned by Alan and Phillipa Beeson, Janalli covers four hectares and includes a lake, sunken Japanese garden, secluded Italian garden, citrus and olive grove, a silver birch walk and pottage kitchen garden divided by box hedges.
2. Serigraph Gallery
It's no wonder that scores of artists call this countryside home. You can see and buy their art in an old bank on the edge of town, home to The Serigraph Gallery. Here you'll find co-owner Keith Graham's fine but robust hand-built furniture made from native hardwood timbers. Partner Christine Cochran paints in acrylic and metal leaf, with works on show created on Norfolk Island and around Mungo National Park.
3. The Jindivick Country Gardener rare plants
You won't find common garden-variety plants in this nursery. You will, however, find some of the most interesting sculptural and floral plants available in Australia. From Vietnamese camellias to the flowering South African bottlebrush, gardener and nurseryman David Musker has them on display and for sale in his beautiful nursery up on the ridge in Jindivick, a short drive from Neerim South.
4. Gracefield Venison farm
Graham Edyvane is a deer farmer, raising his animals for both the velvet from the antlers and for venison. He has a ready supply of frozen venison for farm-gate sales from his property just outside town. Take it slowly along the driveway to the farm and watch the sheep, goats, alpacas and deer grazing in the paddocks. Gracefield Cottage, a cozy dwelling on the side of the farm shed, is available for accommodation.
5. Tarago Reservoir
Pack some local cheese and wine into your basket and head to Tarago Reservoir reserve, a tranquil, shaded picnic ground a few kilometres from the edge of town by the banks of the reservoir, which feeds local towns and the Mornington Peninsula. As well as monuments to the engineers who built the reservoir in the 1960s, there is myriad bird life, wallabies and the occasional echidna.
6. Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden
Laurie Collins wants a million dollars for the mirror-encrusted Mercedes sitting in his sculpture garden. The former school teacher normally sculpts in steel but couldn't resist bedazzling an early-model Merc with grout and several thousand mirror tiles. It sits alongside more craftsman-like works, some political, some whimsical Leunig-esque statements on society.