Local, State & National Parks

Seawinds Gardens

Seawinds Gardens is located just a short stroll from the Arthurs Seat Summit region. The combination of indigenous and exotic formal gardens typifies the area, whilst the addition of William Ricketts sculptures makes these gardens a very popular destination.

Seawinds Gardens encompasses a 34 hectare area at the Summit of Arthurs Seat, 305 metres above sea level. The gardens offer spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsula’s from the Bay and Northern Lookouts.

A network of walking tracks guide visitors through a diverse range of exotic and indigenous gardens. The gardens are popular for picnics with tables, electric BBQ’s and toilets available adjacent to the car park. Disabled access is available to facilities and walking tracks.

Seawinds Gardens have something to offer all year round.
Spring brings colour as the trees and shrubs of the gardens begin to flower.
Summer offers an environment which is cooler than the surrounding coast.
Autumn showcases the gardens deciduous trees.
Winter highlights the contrast between the bare birch and willow branches against the pine and cypress. Daffodils also flower in late August.

Seawinds Gardens are open to walkers at all times, whilst the car park is open at the following times:
November to March: 8:00am – 8:00pm.
April to October: 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Christmas Day: CLOSED.

  • Special Features:
Seawinds Gardens are located 60km south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula (Melway 159 D12). Entrance to the Gardens is via Purves Road a short distance off Arthurs Seat Scenic Road.
The picnic area, toilets and carpark at Seawinds have been assessed for accessibility.
Purves Road
Arthurs Seat VIC 3936