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The art of gardens

How do our gardens grow? Beautifully! This autumn, step back in time with some of our most breathtaking historic gardens. Explore hedge mazes, cottage gardens and formal gardens perfumed ‘rose’ or ‘lavender’.

Here are just some of our favourite gardens to wander and inspire the senses with an adventure surrounded by nature this season.


Heronswood House and Garden

Heronswood is a stunning historic property situated on two hectares of formal gardens in Dromana. The gardens are shaped by pretty perennial and annual borders and kitchen and vegetable parterre gardens, providing inspiration to cooks and gardeners alike.

Beleura House and Garden

Beleura House and Garden is a beautiful time capsule, a theatre of the past. Beleura's landscape unfolds from one garden into another to create a lively sense of theatre. At five-and-a-half hectares - there are several gardens within a garden. Together all combine to create a peaceful place beyond the urban, of solace and serenity.

The Briars

The Briars is a beautiful 230-hectare property in Mount Martha. Visitors can enjoy walks and wildlife spotting through the wildlife sanctuary or become immersed in history with a tour through the heritage homestead. The Briars invite you to wander the many nature walks, explore the historic homestead and become familiar with the local wildlife.


Enchanted Adventure Garden

The Enchanted Adventure Garden is an award-winning natural fun park. There are several magical mazes to explore across the park. Featuring unique topiary, sculptures, puzzles and more. Walk along the boardwalk around the Enchanted Lake, and you will see the latest of the hedge mazes, complete with a viewing platform.

Boneo Discovery Park

Boneo Maze is an eco-activity wetland surrounded by 27 acres of Native flora and fauna, focusing on providing family-friendly fun through art, nature, and play as the new home of Sand Sculpting Australia. If you are looking for something more relaxed, you can take a stroll along the 1.5-kilometre boardwalk through the wetlands; an enchanting environment where birds nest, frogs croak, and Water Hens paddle on the waterways.

Beautiful walks

Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne Gardens.

Discover the astonishing beauty and diversity of more than 170,000 individual native plants at the Cranbourne Gardens. The Australian Garden is where you can discover inspiration and information about using native plants in your garden. Tours, activities, and programs provide a range of informative and exciting experiences for visitors of all ages.

Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm is one of Victoria's most exciting green spaces. More than 80 years in the making, the garden at Cruden Farm is a small country set amid dense suburbia. The property was left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for people to enjoy and consists of wondrous manicured gardens and peaceful walking areas, set amongst lush bushland around the lake and the lagoon. The sights and scents at Cruden Farm alter dramatically throughout the seasons and are well worth exploring.


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