Designed by William Guilfoyle, the architect of the Victorian Royal Botanic Gardens, and established over 100 years ago; our seven acres of stunning gardens provide an evocative and romantic setting for wanderings, weddings, private events and many a photograph.
Behind the six hundred metres of Cypress hedge, lie a succession of terraced lawns, native, Italian and vegetable gardens, a croquet lawn, a former grass tennis court, a newly established Rose Arbour and the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.
The gardens contain many rare plants and beautiful old world trees - such as the breathtaking English oak, believed to be over 180 years old, majestically spanning the breadth of the courtyard; and the rambling beauty of the wisteria when in full bloom, elegantly tumbling over areas of the house and Garden.
Melba's Garden is accessed via guided tour. Bookings are essential. Melba's Garden Walk is closed on all Public Holidays.
When attending, please note:
The walk is a guided walking tour of Dame Nellie Melba's Garden.
The tour takes approximately one hour.
The walking route follows an unsealed and sometimes uneven pathway. It is not undercover, and there are no toilets along the route.
Please ensure you wear suitable footwear and are capable of standing and walking unaided for the full duration of the walk (or bring a wheelchair and a companion capable of pushing the wheelchair for the entire duration of the tour). Bring umbrellas for shade and rain protection if required and also bring drinking water – particularly in hot weather.
Our guided garden walk takes approximately 60 minutes.
Wednesday - Saturday : 11.00am
$18.00 Tour Only
$30.00 Tour and morning tea (scones & coffee or tea)
$85 Tour and 3 course lunch
For all tour bookings, please click on the
"Book a Melba Tour"
button at the top of the page.