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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 around the heritage Briars Homestead garden.

The Shire Nursery is housed on the property and offers a range of beautiful native and indigenous plants for home gardens while the Eco-Living Display Centre provides visitors with all the tips and tricks needed to make your home resource efficient.

Now a National Trust property, the homestead was constructed in 1851 when owner Alexander Balcombe lived at the property with his young family. It is now undergoing extensive restoration work and will reopen to the public in 2024.

The Briars invite you to wander the many nature walks, explore the historic homestead garden and become familiar with the local wildlife.

The Briars also features a visitor's centre, wildlife sanctuary, wetlands, gardens, outdoor education camp, astronomy centre and picnic areas. Please check the Briars social media channels and website for a complete program of activities and events.

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450 Nepean Highway
Mount Martha Victoria 3934

Related Events and Packages:

Homestead Garden and Grounds tour
December 13 2023 | Time: 10am | EVENTS
Wedding Marquee Open Day at The Briars
Saturday January 6 2024 | Time: 11am- 3pm | EVENTS
Snakes - face your fear, embrace your fascination!
January 8 & 23 2024 | Time; 10.30am or 1pm | EVENTS
Twilight bushwalk and animal encounter
January 8 & 23 2024 | Time 7.30pm- 9.30pm | EVENTS
Mount Martha Briars Market
January 14 2024 | Time 9am - 2pm | EVENTS
Children's Homemade Pizza Making at The Briars
Thursday 18th January 2024 | Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm | EVENTS
Homestead Garden and Grounds tour
February 6 2024 | Time 10am | EVENTS
Make your own Sourdough Bread Workshop at The Briars
Saturday 10th February 2024 | Time: 10am - 1pm | EVENTS
Homestead Garden and Grounds tour
February 21 2024 | Time 10am | EVENTS
Make your own Sourdough Bread Workshop at The Briars
Saturday 16th March 2024 | Time: 10am - 1pm | EVENTS
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VISIT MORNINGTON PENINSULA acknowledge's the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the Traditional Custodians of these lands and waters. We pay our deepest respect to Elders past, present and emerging.