The Garden of St Erth

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The Garden of St Erth

The Garden of St Erth is a secluded getaway not far from Daylesford and Ballarat.

Each season has something to offer the visitor, including carpets of daffodils in spring, long flowering flower borders in summer and magnificent autumn garden colour.

Stroll around the Diggers Garden Shop and shop for a wide range of incredible edibles, hardy perennials and shrubs and stock up on seeds for the vegetable and flower garden.

Relax over coffee in the cafe and stay on for lunch, morning or afternoon tea surrounded all in the surrounds of the beautiful gardens and Wombat State Forest.

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 St Erth

189 Simmons Reef Rd
Blackwood, Victoria, 3458

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

Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5368 6514
Café: 03 5368 6520 (open Thursday to Sunday from 10.00am)

* Closed 24-26 December, Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days. Gardens and shop open from 1pm on ANZAC day, cafe open from 10am.

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

Further information

Tour booking information

Find out about taking a group garden tour.


Relax over the best coffee in town, enjoy delicious lunches or treat yourself with a scrumptious dessert.


Discover a hidden garden gem that has something to offer the visitor with every season

Garden Shop

Shop for all your favourite Diggers seeds, plants and garden hardware and be sure to ask our team for garden advice.

Workshops at St Erth

Summer Vegetables in a Cold Climate

08 August 2015 11:00
Give your summer vegies a kick start with tips on preparation, sowing, planting and maintaining your summer crops.

Advanced garden workshop- grafting

09 August 2015 11:00
The first in our new series of advanced garden workshops. Learn grafting techniques with an expert and create your own grafted Cox’s Orange Pippin apple to take home.

All About Wicking Beds

16 August 2015 11:00
In this workshop we will discuss how wicking beds work and offer some possible ideas for their construction.

Garden Design

23 August 2015 11:00
Keith explains the use of colour, structure and texture and teaches the basics of garden design by understanding orientation, plant selection and garden requirements before renovating your garden.

Wildflowers for Fun, Beauty and Benefit

13 September 2015 11:00
Make growing wildflowers a successful pleasure, while also improving your garden's health by encouraging beneficial bugs!

All About Wicking Beds

20 September 2015 11:00
In this workshop we will discuss how wicking beds work and offer some possible ideas for their construction.

Food for free - learn about edible weeds

26 September 2015 11:00
Weeds have been used as food for centuries by many cultures all around the world. Learn what tasty and interesting delights can be found as weeds in your own backyard!
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