Located near Daylesford in Victoria, Australia in the little village of Blackwood, is the beautiful Garden of St Erth. The historic house and garden is home to 3000 varieties of trees, flowers, fruit and vegetable plants and is surrounded by the Wombat State Forest which attracts a range of native birds and wildlife.
The six acres of gardens feature many rare and unusual plants alongside more traditional plants and flowers. We love wandering through the garden on a sunny day, enjoying the colours and perfumed air as the perfect anecdote to today’s fast-paced living.
There is also a lovely cafe onsite which is great for coffee, lunch or afternoon tea and a nursery selling a variety of plants, heirloom seeds and bulbs.
While there is no bad time to visit early spring and summer are our favourites – in spring there is a carpet of daffodil bulbs in bloom and in summer a stunning floral perennial border frames the homestead.
For more information on the Gardens of St Erth including opening hours click here. Love gardens? Click here for Claude Monet’s garden in France and here for another of our favourite gardens in Australia.
Some of our favourite gardening books for inspiration can also be found here.