The Garden of St Erth

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 open Thursday to Monday from 10.00am. Lunch available Thursday to Sunday with coffee and cake on Monday. 

* Gardens and Shop closed 24-26 December, Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days. Cafe closed from 15-27 December.

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.


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


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.

Workshops at St Erth

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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