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.

* 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


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.


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

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 - Edible weeds

26 September 2015 11:00
Learn what tasty and interesting delights can be found as weeds in your own backyard!

Companion Planting and Crop Rotation

27 September 2015 11:00
Did you know that by growing mutually beneficial or 'companion' plants together you'll create a balanced ecosystem in your garden?

Edible Flowers

17 October 2015 11:00
Don't just admire your flowers, eat them! There is a whole range of flowers you can grow that are not only edible but taste great too.

Keeping Chickens

18 October 2015 11:00
We show you the best type of chicken for you and how to care for these amazing animals.

Compost Making

08 November 2015 11:00
Composting is one the most important skills a gardener can have. It improves the soil, provides the best food for plants, and increases the water holding capacity of soil.

Beekeeping for Beginners

15 November 2015 10:00
This fascinating and informative workshop 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.

Natural Skin Care

22 November 2015 11:00
Our morning class will teach you how to utilise the plants in your garden and ingredients in your pantry to make your own skin care products.

Natural Skin Care Plus

22 November 2015 14:00
Our afternoon class will take it to the next level, combining essential oils, everyday food items and specialised raw ingredients to make moisturisers, lip balms and more.

Planning Your Vegie Garden

29 November 2015 11:00
With a bit of planning and a few tricks it's possible to have fresh vegetables from your garden at any time of year regardless of your climate.
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