gardens of tieve tara @ mount macedon

Open September 1st! 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 this time of year in spring when everything is in bloom! The original gardens were created in around 1860 and the property has changed owners many times over 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: Stop off for a pub meal with the family at this cool old pub, the Mount Macedon Hotel!

the nitty gritty

Pricing $10 adults (but check here)
(Children under 12 are 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 – 4:30pm