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 Monday from 10.00am. Lunch available Thursday to Sunday with coffee and cake on Monday. The cafe will be open for the Australia Day weekend including Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 Jan. 

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

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.

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

Grow Your Own Garlic

13 March 2016 11:00
If you’re wondering about the best ways to choose, grow and store your garlic, book early for this popular workshop.

Herbs & pest repellent plants

13 March 2016 14:00
Learn about the best ways to deal with garden pests without having to reach for an expensive spray full of chemicals

Urban Beekeeping - Part 2

19 March 2016 11:00
In this follow up workshop you'll learn pest management, tasks to carry out in spring, honey extraction,and an outlook on making your own honey mead.

Companion Planting and Crop Rotation

19 March 2016 14:00
Did you know that by growing mutually beneficial or 'companion' plants together you'll create a balanced ecosystem in your garden?

Making Jam From Home Grown Fruit

20 March 2016 11:00
This is a great chance to come to the beautiful Garden of St Erth and learn from the experts how to make your own delectable jams

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1

09 April 2016 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

09 April 2016 14:00
Once you learn how to care for and nurture your bees, Part 2's workshop will teach you all you need to know about harvesting the honey.
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