Harvest food from your own edible garden

The Garden of St Erth Apple Festival & Gardens of the Goldfields

Meet the Pommes and indulge at the Hidden Garden of St Erth, taste, sip, enjoy!

Wander our heritage fruit orchard and be inspired, taste the best of heritage fruit and learn to cultivate your own organic produce at our free mini workshops and buy produce from local stallholders.

Take inspiration from our food forest and dine on food and fruit that has only travelled a few meters from our organic garden to our  Fork to Fork Café

Date & time: 8th and 9th April 9am – 5pm

Address: 189 Simmons Reef Rd, Blackwood

Contact number: 03 5368 6514

Adult entry price: Diggers Club Members and Under 16yo free, Visitors $10

Heritage Apple Masterclass

Book into our Heritage Apple Masterclass with talented expert Pete the Permie

Growing Heritage Apples & Fruit the Natural Way.
This class will look at the wonderful heritage varieties available still in Australia and how selecting the right ones can make it easier to manage a home or bigger orchard. The rootstock, disease resistance and design of the space can all help reduce work by up to 90% or increase the rate of failure to get good clean, chemical free crops. This class is also about the new and old methods and tools that can help you reduce your effort in the orchard or food forest and what threats are on the horizon for Victorian growers.

11am - 3pm Saturday 8th April

$59 members, $69 non-members, includes lunch and a glass of wine

Bookings essential, TICKETS HERE


'Gardens of the Goldfields' Open Gardens weekend

Extend your visit to The Garden of St Erth Festival weekend and vsit 2 stunning gardens in Newbury and Macedon with additional $10 entry each


Nestled into the Wombat State Forest, Frogmore is a 'must-see' garden featuring a spectacular prairie-style planting of perennials, the likes of which are rarely seen in this country. Frogmore is a garden that displays the true art of gardening.
1560 Greendale-Trentham Rd, Newbry $10 entry

A historical house and cool climate garden dating from  the late 19th century, aa time when the well-off of Melbourne built 'hill station' gardens at Mt Macedon to escape the summer heat. Discover over eight acres of outstanding gardens. 

Note : The property is steep with many steps (176 in one notable flight), and is unsuitable for prams, walkers and the infirm. 

84 Devonshire Lane, Mt Macedon $10 entry

Get your tickets to the Growing Heritage Apples masterclass!

Learn how to set up your own home orchard or maximise the crops from the one you've already got. Heritage apple expert Pete the Permie will teach you tips and tricks for planting, growing and harvesting. Tickets HERE

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

* 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.

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