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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  
Open Thursday - Monday from 10.00am for morning tea & lunch (closed Tuesday & Wednesday).*

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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 24-26 December, Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days.

Further information

Tour booking information

Find out about taking a group garden tour.

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.

Workshops at St Erth

Wicking Beds

24 September 2017 11:00
Wicking Beds are becoming very popular as a water efficient and attractive way to grow your own vegies.

Secrets of Fork to Fork Gardening - Part 1 Preparing your kitchen garden

29 September 2017 11:00
Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in this extended workshop & lunch series hosted by St Erth head gardener Julian Blackhirst.

Secrets of Fork to Fork Gardening - Part 2 Growing organic produce

06 October 2017 11:00
Learn the secrets of vegetable gardening in this extended workshop & lunch series hosted by St Erth head gardener Julian Blackhirst.

Seed sowing for beginners

08 October 2017 11:00
Discover the wonder and joy of successful seed sowing. Includes choosing seed for beginners, sowing methods, propagation units, soil mixes and more.

Developing your Garden Philosophy

22 October 2017 11:00
Which way would you like to garden? Doing that little bit of homework before you get started will help you to learn what is best for you and your situation, could save you a heap of labor, time and money, and make gardening that little bit more enjoyable!

CITRUS MASTERCLASS

28 October 2017 10:30
Join internationally renowned citrus expert Ian Tolley at this brilliant Masterclass, and learn everything you could possibly want to know about growing and caring for the very best citrus at home.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1: Bee Basics

18 November 2017 11:00
Part 1 of this fascinating workshop series provides an intimate look at the life of bees. A must for anyone who grows their own fruit and vegetables or wants a hive of their own.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 2: Extracting the Honey

18 November 2017 14:00
Now that you know how to care and nurture your bees, this afternoon’s workshop will teach you all you need to know to harvest the honey.

Family Workshop - Get your Kids into the Garden

19 November 2017 11:00
Are your kids spending too much time indoors ogling at their many tech screens? Come and learn some really fun ways to get them off the couch and out playing and getting creative in the garden!

Growing in pots and small spaces

26 November 2017 11:00
Don't have a huge garden or perhaps just a patio but you crave growing your own at home? Join us at this clever Workshop and learn how to get the maximum out of pots and small space gardening.

Extended Workshop - Cultivate, Cook and Consume

03 December 2017 10:00
'Eat what you Sow' - The greatest joy comes from growing your own delicious vegetables in your backyard, and then sharing your delicious and healthy goodness with your family and friends!

Summer pruning and espalier training

10 December 2017 11:00
Want to plant some fruit trees and espalier them but not sure where to start? Or do you already have fruit trees in your garden but are unsure hoe to care for, train, and maintain them?
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