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Question about your order? See our COVID 19 Update here. Online orders are currently only open to members only. Orders are taking a minimum of 2-3 weeks to despatch based on current reduced-workplace COVID restrictions. Our response times to email and phone messages are between 10-15 business days.

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 Heronswood is the first public garden 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.

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. 

The Diggers Foundation

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

“We established the Diggers Foundation 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 Foundation strives to conserve historic gardens, buildings and cultural heritage and to protect heirloom seeds.

Contact Heronswood

Heronswood, 105 Latrobe Parade

Dromana, Victoria, 3936

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Garden shop open 7 days a week from
10am - 5pm. 

Heronswood Garden will open Sat Oct 31.
Café Heronswood  will open on Nov 4.
Gardens, Gallery, Nursery and Shop:
03 5984 7321

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Entry into Heronswood Gardens, Gallery and Cafe is free for Diggers members and children under 16, and $10 for visitors. There is no entry charge to visit the shop.*

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Cafe Heronswood: 03 5984 7318
*Heronswood is closed Good Friday, Christmas eve, Christmas day and Boxing day.


Further information

Tour booking information

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

Workshops

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

Wedding Photography at Heronswood

Wedding Photography at Heronswood

Gallery Heronswood

The Diggers Gallery is an artistic interpretation into the wondrous world of pollination and seeds.

Disability Access

Management Plan for Access for People with Disability.

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

Cafe

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