The Forest Gallery & Gardens

Arts & Culture - Artisans & Galleries Bendigo

Phone: 0401001177

The Forest Gallery & Gardens are nestled in the heart of the Wellsford Forest, only 15 min's from the Bendigo CBD.
The Gallery is owned and operated by local couple Michelle Kent & Terry Jarvis.
It's not just a gallery. We offer a unique experience. Our rustic gallery, studio and homestead is surrounded by a large bush cottage garden. We also have a lovely little menagerie of animals to meet and large lawn areas to sit, play outdoor games or badminton.


Visitors are able to peruse the amazing watercolour paintings by Resident Artist Terry Jarvis, then move on out to the garden to relax in any number of garden rooms, or sit by the outdoor fire and relax with a complimentary cuppa and cake.

The Gallery features Terry's art work, but you will get a nice surprise to see the lovely vintage touches Michelle has added.

If you are looking for something a little different for a gift. The range in the gallery includes original watercolour paintings, prints, cards, vintage glass ware, gloves, scarves, ties and handbags. We also stock beautiful Jeff + Bear candles, books, garden art, along with Wireworks by Sarah K, handmade nests, tea cosies and more.

Terry also paints commissions. So if you have something special you would like painted for yourself or a loved one. Terry is your man. Why not buy a gift that can be appreciated for a lifetime. Paintings are a perfect choice.

The Forest Gallery also have vouchers available for paintings, gifts and lessons.

Private, group lessons and short courses are available on a weekly basis. For details see website or The Forest Gallery FB page.

The Wellsford Forest itself is a beautiful part of Bendigo right on our doorstep. It has lovely changes throughout the seasons, with the beginnings of wattles and orchids in the winter, to gorgeous purple and white flowering shrubs into the summer.

Enjoy the drive into the forest to our enchanting little Gallery and Gardens and lose yourself for a couple of hours and unwind.

We are open most days 10am - 4pm.

Entry to gardens with complimentary cuppa & cake - $10

135 Norman Road, Wellsford Victoria 3551, Australia