Summer Perennial Border

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  

Opening hours:

Thursday - Monday open from 10am for morning tea & lunch.

Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

* Anzac Day - Please note the Garden Shop will be open from 1pm on Anzac Day, the Fork to Fork Cafe is closed.  

* 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

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.

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.
Back To Top
Member Exclusives