A pastel border of modern herbaceous perennials at Heronswood

About the garden

Heronswood is the home of The Diggers Club. The garden is a living catalogue of plants found in our magazines and books.

We have the largest collection of fruit and vegetables for gardeners and our garden is the first in Australia to be certified organic. Heronswood has five vegetable gardens and it is within these gardens we have rescued the best heirloom vegetables. The garden has extensive plantings of flowers, including perennial borders, dry climate, cottage, annual gardens.

Heronswood is one of the four Victorian gardens listed in the Oxford Companion to Gardens alongside the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, Mawallock and Ripponlea which is testament to its standing in the horticultural community.

Vegetable Parterre

Inspired by the French potager gardens using heirloom vegetables in decorative patterns. Three harvests and plantings each year in winter, spring and summer.

Mini Plot

Shows how to grow a years supply of vegetables for two in just 20m2 using Diggers best yielding varieties, in a matrix planting system instead of rows.

Modern herb garden

Modern and culinary herbs are featured in this romantic garden. Plants have been chosen for their medicinal value and well as their fragrant foliage or flowers. 

Evergreen borders

Plants with texture, foliage and form are used to provide interest all year round- even in winter. These permanent plantings are the backbones of the garden. 

Diggers Garden and Environment Trust

Clive and Penny Blazey, founders of the Diggers Club, gifted ownership of their highly successful garden company along with family-owned properties Heronswood and St Erth to the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust in 2011.

“We established the Diggers Garden and Environment Trust to ensure that the work we’ve done over more than 30 years in preserving historic gardens and houses as well as the best garden traditions through education will continue forever,” said Clive.

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

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)

* 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

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

Special Events & Festivals

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

Restaurant

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

Workshops at Heronswood

Create a lush ornamental Summer garden

05 February 2017 10:00
Bill will explain how to create a beautiful Summer garden by the selection of tough Summer flowering perennials.

Seed Sowing for Autumn

19 February 2017 10:00
Join us for a workshop that will teach you all the tricks of growing from seed, and what seeds you can plant in autumn.

Growing Your Own Wildflowers

05 March 2017 10:00
Grow flowers to encourage diversity in your garden and provide a good habitat for insect so you don’t need to use chemicals.

Pest Repellent Plants and other organic solutions

19 March 2017 10:00
This workshop will teach you about experimenting and growing pest repellent plants as well as plants that attract predators into your garden.

Grow your own organic garlic

19 March 2017 13:00
If you’re wondering about the best ways to choose, grow and store your garlic, book early for this popular workshop.
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