gardens of tieve tara @ mount macedon

Incredible....wow....amazing. Mamma found herself saying these words over and over again while discovering this piece of heaven in Mount Macedon.  It kind of feels like you have walked into a real life painting - especially at this time of year with all the stunning colours of Autumn!  The original gardens were created around 1860 and the property has changed owners many times of this period - they also only barely survived the 1983 Ash Wednesday fires that claimed the main house.  There is 7.5 acres of magical gardens here, with gorgeous bridges and (unfenced) lakes filled with lily pads and guarded by the (seemingly friendly!) geese. They also cater for the kiddos with two little playgrounds, a kitsch fairy garden and surprises dotted around the garden. This place is TRULY incredible and a MAMMA MUST SEE!

Mamma's special mention: In Autumn you should have a drive through the Avenue of Honour where you get to drive through a tunnel of golden Autumn leaves!

the nitty gritty

$10 adults, kids under 12 free (pay in the tin at the entrance) - street parking -no dogs allowed - cash only - plants for sale - toilet

 

OPEN every day in Spring and Autumn Weekdays 10am-4pm Weekends and holidays 10.30am – 5pm CLOSES MAY 31 for the Winter.

751 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon