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)

* 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.

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.

Gardens

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

Wicking Beds

Used by a lot of community gardens where water restrictions limit their growing and water use. We are running a hands on demonstration on how to build a wicking bed so you can grow the best leafy greens that never dry out.

Workshops at St Erth

Perennial Vegetables

12 July 2015 11:00
Perennial vegetables aren’t limited to just artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb. We’ll also show you how to grow perennial beans, perennial root crops and more!

Strawberries and Blueberries for a Summer Feast

26 July 2015 11:00
Learn everything there is to know about growing blueberries and strawberries with St Erth's head gardener Julian Blackhirst.

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.

Wicking Beds

16 August 2015 11:00
Used by a lot of community gardens where water restrictions limit their growing and water use. We are running a hands on demonstration on how to build a wicking bed so you can grow the best leafy greens that never dry out.

Garden Design

23 August 2015 11:00
Keith explains the use of colour, structure & texture while incorporating some food plants into the garden. He'll teach 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
Evette our seed production manger of the Diggers Club will share her extensive knowledge to make growing wildflowers a successful pleasure, while also improving your gardens health by encouraging beneficial bugs.
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