Heronswood Parterre

Heronswood

Located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Heronswood Gardens, Nursery and Restaurant offer an idyllic location to escape the crowds, relax and shop for a huge range of plants, heirloom seeds and garden hardware.

Heronswood Gardens are the home of The Diggers Club and showcase the best flowers and plants for Australian conditions. The gardens change throughout the year and peak in summer with wonderful planting combinations of summer perennials and heirloom vegetables.

The Diggers Garden Shop has a wide range of plants on offer and specialises in Diggers signature heirloom seeds, cottage flowers and edible plants that are complemented by a range of flowering shrubs and cool climate trees.

Dine at Heronswood restaurant, located within the historic Heronswood House on vegetables and fruits grown in our gardens and local Peninsula produce.

Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

In 2011, Clive and Penny Blazey gifted ownership of The Diggers Club and the gardens of Heronswood and St Erth to the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust.

The Trust strives to convserve historic gardens, buildings and cultural heritage and to protect heirloom seeds using research and education.

Contact Heronswood

105 Latrobe Parade, Dromana, Victoria, 3936

Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm*

Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5984 7321

Restaurant: 03 5984 7318 (open from 10:00am)

* Anzac Day - Please note the Gardens and Garden Shop will be open from 1pm on Anzac Day, the Fork to Fork Restaurant will open as usual.  

* Closed 24-26 December and Good Friday.

Entry to wander through Heronswood Gardens and Restaurant is free for Diggers members and children under 16, and $10 for visitors. There is no entry charge to visit the shop.

Further information

Special Events & Festivals

Heronswood hosts special events led by garden experts and seasonal festivals.

Tour booking information

Find out about booking a garden tour to learn more about Heronswood gardens and their history

Gardens

Wander through the gardens of The Diggers Club featuring seasonal plantings of heirloom vegetables, fruit trees and glorious flowering annuals and perennials

Garden Shop

Shop for your favourite Diggers plants, seeds and garden hardware. Our team can also help with garden advice to get you growing

Workshops

Monthly workshops are held at Heronswood covering all areas of gardening expertise

Restaurant

Members dine in historic Heronswood House with stunning views and dishes featuring heirloom vegetables and local produce.

Workshops at Heronswood

Backyard berries

07 May 2017 10:00
Berries are one of the most delicious, healthy and enjoyable crops for the home gardener. Learn tips and tricks for a bountiful harvest.

Herbs and their uses

21 May 2017 13:00
Practical advice on using herbs in your garden.

Backyard Chooks

04 June 2017 10:00
The perfect complementary pet for the gardener, we show you the best chooks for you and how to care for these amazing animals.

Introduction to permaculture

04 June 2017 13:00
Learn the basic principles of Permaculture.

Winter Fruit Tree Care

18 June 2017 10:00
Learn fruit tree management for successful fruit production.

The Art of Espalier

02 July 2017 10:00
Listen to the expert on all things espalier, an ancient form of tree pruning. This one books out early so don’t miss out!

Improving your soils and composting

16 July 2017 10:00
Learn how to create nutrient rich soil to grow your best harvest ever!

Winter Fruit Tree Care

06 August 2017 10:00
Learn fruit tree management for successful fruit production.
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