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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  PLEASE NOTE: The Cafe will be closed from Febuary 13th to Febuary 23rd inclusive except for the weekend of the 18th & 19th February. Normal 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

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.

Cooking gluten & dairy free

01 April 2017 11:00
Take your taste buds on a gluten and Dairy free Holiday.

Growing Cane Berries, Raspberries and Ribes

23 April 2017 11:00
Imagine stepping out into the garden and returning with bowls of berries, freshly harvested and ready to eat - we will show you how!

Making your own Cider

23 April 2017 14:00
Come and learn how to make your own real cider from Mike and Katrine Juleff. Their Crucible Cider has won double silver and bronze medals from the National Cider Association of Australia - the ultimate assessing body for Australian ciders.

Propagating your plants

30 April 2017 11:00
Whether it’s by saving seed, taking cuttings, dividing or layering, propagating plants is a cost effective, worthwhile and fun way to expand your garden.

Nutrition

20 May 2017 10:30
EXTENDED WORKSHOP: Fruit and vegies are a storehouse of the vitamins and minerals necessary for a healthy body. In this intensive workshop you'll learn how to identify common deficiencies and which fruits and vegies readily address these ailments.

Make Your Own Natural Skin Care

28 May 2017 11:00
Learn about making your own quick and easy skin care products at a fraction of what you pay in the shops.

Winter Pruning Fruit Trees

04 June 2017 11:00
Winter is the perfect time to maintain the size and shape of your fruit trees.

Herbal Medicine

17 June 2017 11:00
Herbal remedies can be easily made for you or your family from common flowers and herbs.

Complete care for Roses

25 June 2017 11:00
Learn how to maintain your roses!

Composting and Green Manures

09 July 2017 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.
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