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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 times : Thursday - Sunday, morning tea & lunch and Mondays for morning tea. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

* 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

Feasting on flowers

22 January 2017 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.

Natural Pest Control

22 January 2017 14:00
Learn about the best ways to deal with garden pests without having to reach for an expensive spray full of chemicals that harm your garden, the environment and possibly even you!

Simple RAW cakes for everyone

28 January 2017 11:00
Learn how easy it is to prepare the most delicious amazing raw cakes with just a few simple healthy ingredients.

Composting with Worms and Bokashi

12 March 2017 11:00
Learn the pros and cons of these two composting options.

Bach Flower Essences

18 March 2017 10:30
EXTENDED WORKSHOP: The 38 Bach Flower Essences are a complete range of herbal remedies that positively affect all negative emotions. Participants will be invited to make their own remedy at the end of this extensive workshop.

All About Wicking Beds

19 March 2017 11:00
This workshop will explain what a wicking bed is and why it works.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1

25 March 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

25 March 2017 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.

Growing Organic Garlic

26 March 2017 11:00
If you’re wondering about the best ways to choose, grow and store your garlic, book early for this popular workshop.
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