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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

St Erth, 189 Simmons Reef Rd
Blackwood, Victoria, 3458

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Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5368 6514
Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm.*

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Fork to Fork Café: 03 5368 6520

Week Day Trading Hours
Open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am - 3.30pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday).

Weekend Trading Hours
Open Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am - 3.30pm (breakfast until 11.00am).*

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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 café.

* Anzac Day - Please note the Garden Shop is open from 1.00pm, the Fork to Fork Café is closed.

* St Erth is closed Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days.

Further information

Gardens

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.

Cafe

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

Tour booking information

Find out about taking a group garden tour.

Workshops at St Erth

The art of arranging Autumn flowers, foliage and berries

29 April 2018 11:00
Autumn brings an opportunity to get extra creative with your floral arranging. Move beyond just a bunch of traditional spring or summer flowers, and push the aesthetic boundaries by incorporating stunning autumn foliage, branches, berries.

Soil, Compost, Green Manures and Fertilizers - Extended Workshop

12 May 2018 11:00
Wait!! Before you plant anything, whether it’s a heritage fruit tree, a perennial flower bed, or a winter vegie patch, THE most important step is preparing your soil first!

Simple Cider Making at Home

27 May 2018 11:00
Celebrate the apple season harvest by joining us at the magnificent Garden of St Erth, and learn to become a cider connoisseur

Plan and Plant your Heritage Orchard

27 May 2018 14:00
Whether you are starting from scratch, enhancing your current, or rejuvenating the old and neglected, this workshop will arm you with all the necessary tools to ensure a healthy and productive orchard for many years to come

Complete year-round care of roses

10 June 2018 11:00
Join us to learn the very best tips and tricks for ensuring a magnificent display from your roses, this year and every year. From pruning, re-shaping, feeding, pest and disease prevention and much much more, we'll cover it all!

Your ultimate guide to Tools – care, maintenance and advice

10 June 2018 14:00
Being a successful gardener isn’t just about having a keen interest and good gardening know how, it is also about having the right tools to assist you in achieving your best results, just like a reliable right hand man!
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