The Garden of St Erth is a beautiful historic house and garden, a short drive from Daylesford and Ballarat.

Explore the gardens and discover an extraordinary range of espaliered fruit, heirloom vegetables and drought-tolerant flowers.

Naturalised daffodils carpet the lawns in September, grasses and perennials create a stunning border year-round, and the month of May marks the end of the gardening year with a blaze of autumn-coloured trees and late perennials.

Cocooned in the Wombat State Forest, the bush garden plays host to a variety of native birds, as well as being a place of restful contemplation.

Visit the nursery and garden shop and ask the knowledgeable staff all of your gardening questions. There is a huge selection of heirloom seeds and plants available for you to take home.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays you can enjoy coffee, cakes, scones and light lunches in their café. Picnics are available to purchase on other days throughout the week to enjoy in their outdoor seating areas surrounded by the beauty of the gardens. For an extra special overnight adventure, book into one of their glamping tents for the full St Erth experience.

The Diggers Club is committed to sustainable gardening and visitors will find inspirational ideas for gardening organically, becoming more self-sufficient and saving precious water.

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189 Simmons Reef Road, Blackwood VIC 3458

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Members of The Diggers Club and children under 16s receive free entry.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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