all the Peninsula's magnificent Garden Attractions
and their websites
A fragrant lavender farm, huge hedge mazes, cottage gardens, formal gardens perfumed with
70,000 rose bushes, gardens with towering trees from the 1860s. They all grow beautifully on
the Mornington Peninsula.
Perhaps it's our gentle maritime climate, perhaps there's a magical ingredient in our soil?
Or perhaps you should just come here, stroll through our beautiful landscapes and experience
it all for yourself. Our gardening traditions stretch back nearly 150 years, and so a magnificent
heritage has set the standard for our more contemporary gardens.
Three of our most famous estates are maze gardens, which also feature water gardens, wetlands
with native birds, a maze for children, a 'maize maze' in autumn, a rose maze, rose gardens,
outdoor sculptures, garden chess and cafes.
Others are heritage gardens, with mansions and homesteads dating back to the 1800s and surrounded
by classic gardens, natural bushlands and wetlands that are the favourite haunts of thousands of birds.
Gardens are an art form too, with some of our art galleries set in magnificent landscaping
and sculpture gardens. Our vineyards are becoming more and more reminiscent of Europe, with
the silvery olive groves of Italy and the vast formal rose gardens of France.
If you feel inspired to try a little Mornington Peninsula magic in your own garden, we have
a specialist herb nursery, the Diggers Club at historic Heronswood and a huge garden centre
that's just ready and waiting to fill your boot with plants.
And don't forget the southern hemisphere's largest strawberry farm, where you can pick your
own in summer. It's just one of the many farms and gardens whose fresh produce you'll enjoy
in our fine restaurants and cafes.