Shop for cottage perennials and edible plants

St Erth Garden Shop

The Diggers Garden Shop is housed within the original sandstone cottage from St Erth's Gold Rush heyday.

Inside, you'll find rooms full of our signature heirloom vegetable and cottage flower seeds and garden tools, while the nursery outside is stocked full of flowering plants, tomatoes, strawberries, fruit trees, shrubs,  and garden ideas.   

Book in to a monthly garden workshop and ask about upcoming masterclasses.

Fruit and vegie essentials

As fruit plumpens up and vegies mature stock up on netting to keep pesky birds at bay. Ask our gardeners for tips on the best way to net fruit trees and see how they keep a thriving garden going in the middle of a State Forest.

Hardy flowers for summer

With the perennial borders in full bloom now is the perfect time to shop! Stock up on hardy flowers and ask our team about their tips for keeping the garden looking in the best condition over the coming months.

Contact St Erth

St Erth, 189 Simmons Reef Rd
Blackwood, Victoria, 3458

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Gardens, nursery and shop: 03 5368 6514
Open 7 days a week, 9:00am to 5:00pm.*

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Fork to Fork Café: 03 5368 6520

Week Day Trading Hours
Open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10.00am - 3.30pm (closed Tuesday & Wednesday).

Weekend Trading Hours
Open Saturday and Sunday from 9.00am - 3.30pm (breakfast until 11.00am).*

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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 café.

* Anzac Day - Please note the Garden Shop is open from 1.00pm, the Fork to Fork Café is closed.

* St Erth is closed Good Friday and on any Code Red or Extreme Fire warning days.

Workshops at St Erth

Saving your Heirloom Seed

25 March 2018 11:00
The ideal workshop to understand open pollination, and the science behind seed saving. Learn basic techniques on collection and storage of vegetable and flower seeds, as well as more advanced techniques of harvesting, cleaning and long term storage.

Sowing your Wildflower Meadow

25 March 2018 14:00
Make growing wildflowers a successful pleasure, while also improving your garden's health by encouraging beneficial bugs!

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1: The Basics

14 April 2018 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: Extraction

14 April 2018 14:00
Now that you know how to care and nurture your bees, this afternoon’s workshop will teach you all you need to know to harvest the honey.

Olives - Grow, Harvest & Perfect your Brine

15 April 2018 14:00
Easy to grow, delicious to eat, and prolific at harvest time - Olives! Love them or hate them, they are an attractive and highly functional tree, with a fruit that can be used in a myriad of ways.

Bloomin’ Great Berries!

22 April 2018 11:00
Imagine wandering through your garden and returning with bowls of jewel-like berries, home-grown and freshly harvested by you! Growing berries is not as hard as you may think, join us and we'll show you how easy it can be!

Introduction to Permaculture - Principles and Design for Beginners

22 April 2018 14:00
Permaculture is a form of landscape design that follows recognised principles, while utilizing the features and patterns occurring in our natural eco-systems.

The art of arranging flowers, foliage and berries

29 April 2018 11:00
Autumn brings an opportunity to get extra creative with your floral arranging. Move beyond just a bunch of traditional spring or summer flowers, and push the aesthetic boundaries by incorporating stunning autumn foliage, branches, berries.

Simple Cider Making at Home

27 May 2018 11:00
Celebrate the apple season harvest by joining us at the magnificent Garden of St Erth, and learn to become a cider connoisseur

Plan and Plant your Heritage Orchard

27 May 2018 14:00
Whether you are starting from scratch, enhancing your current, or rejuvenating the old and neglected, this workshop will arm you with all the necessary tools to ensure a healthy and productive orchard for many years to come
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