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.


Discover the beauty of The Garden of St Erth at our Spring Festival. Wander amongst the jewels of spring bulbs and soak in the atmosphere of this relaxed location. 

Attend a free garden workshop, drop in for a coffee and cake at the cafe then shop for all your garden needs before heading home. 

Find out more information here...

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.

Spring Festival this weekend

Celebrate spring with the Diggers team this weekend- 10th and 11th October. We'll be running free garden workshops, tours and more.

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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.

Garden Shop

Shop for all your favourite Diggers seeds, plants and garden hardware and be sure to ask our team for garden advice.


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

Tour booking information

Find out about taking a group garden tour.

Workshops at St Erth

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.

Step 1 to permaculture

01 November 2015 10:30
Learn a brief history of permaculture and its key design principles with Steve Burns - followed by an advanced workshop in the afternoon!

Advanced Permaculture Principles

01 November 2015 13:00
ADVANCED WORKSHOP: In this interactive class with Steve Burns, students will generate their own examples of the 12 permaculture design principles.

Advanced Garden Pests and Diseases

07 November 2015 10:30
ADVANCED WORKSHOP: An amazing opportunity to learn from garden pest and disease expert and author Denis Crawford.

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 11:00
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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