Cafes & Restaurants

Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens Cafe

Wine Food Farm Gate Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australias oldest & most famous traditional hedge maze set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens. The 3 metre high Cypress hedges have been sculpted into a shapely challenge that will delight and inspire.

The Lavender Labyrinth is planted with year round flowering lavender and the view from the central crows nest over the field of lavender is spectacular. The Lavender Display gardens provide an insight into the different varieties and the history of lavender. While Lavender distillation tours can be booked for groups of 10 or more.

Try your best with the worlds first Circular Rose Maze. Planted in 1988 with over 1200 bushes chosen for old fashioned colour and perfume. The object is to find your way to the centre - and then find your way out. Or you can just stop and smell the roses…

Ashcombe is truly a garden for all seasons. Wander through the 25 acres of spectacular woodland gardens on the self guided Garden Discovery Trail. Learn about the plants and discover why Ashcombe is such a magical place.

The vaulted ceilings and towering windows of the fully licensed mud brick Ashcombe café overlook the spectacular gardens. Enjoy a delicious light lunches or a scrumptious Morning and Afternoon Teas. Our scones have an international reputation and our lavender ice-cream is fragrantly delicious!
The fragrant Ashcombe Gift shop offers an exclusive range of Ashcombe products. Lavender honey, rose petal jelly and gourmet produce. Lavender & rose oils, beauty products and giftware.
Mazey Mike is Ashcombe Mazes resident Garden Gnome. Join the fun and try to find his gnome friends hiding throughout the gardens on the Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt.

A beautiful setting for any occasion located in the heart of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula just over an hours drive from central Melbourne.

  • Special Features:
• Australias oldest & most famous traditional Hedge maze,
• Worlds first Circular Rose Maze with 1200 fragrant roses
• Year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth & Display Gardens
• 25 acres of picturesque Woodland gardens
• Self guided Garden Discovery trail - map included on admission
• Home of the Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt (& fairies too)
• Fully Licensed mud brick café overlooking the Ashcombe gardens (Breakfast served daily until 11am)
• Exclusive range of Ashcombe gourmet and beauty products
• Year round experience - summer shade, autumn colour, winter bluebells, spring bulbs
• Part of the Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass.
• Teambuilding, corporate events, weddings and private functions
• Group menu packages, garden tours and activities available.
  • Opening Hours:
Every Day 9am-5pm (closed Christmas Day)
15 Shoreham Rd
Shoreham Victoria 3916
Mel Ref:256 E4
Phone: 03 5989 8387
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The Mornington Peninsula’s status as a gourmand’s paradise just keeps growing. These days, the coastal region is known as much for its flash wineries and first-rate restaurants as for its seascapes and wild ocean beaches.

Dine overlooking a vineyard, lake or sea. Funky cafes, bustling bistros, or fine dining; the Mornington Peninsula has it all.

Along the coast, find a new favourite café where you can relax just opposite the beach, with ‘mod Oz’ menus featuring fresh local produce, seasonally changing menus and magnificent all day breakfasts.

Pick up a copy of the Mornington Peninsula Wine Food Farmgate Trail map and look for the Wine Food Farmgate trail logo as you drive around the region.

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