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Garden Lovers

Beautiful old heritage house with amazing gardens overlooking the magnificent view of Port Philip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nettzzkii
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Red Hill, Australia
via mobile
A wonderful experience

Set on a steep hill above Dromana is easily accessible for disabled because of the layout of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
354maream
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Wangaratta, Australia
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Visit these historic gardens, home of The Diggers Club and dine in the historic Heronswood House restaurant.
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105 Latrobe Pde, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
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+61 3 5984 7321
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old heritage house with amazing gardens overlooking the magnificent view of Port Philip Bay. Fresh produce from the garden always on the menu, delicious. Picnics can be ordered to eat on the grounds or bring your own. There is an entry fee which is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nettzzkii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on a steep hill above Dromana is easily accessible for disabled because of the layout of the walking tracks. Lots of easily obtained knowledge on all aspects of gardening, heritage seeds and plants available. The food was extremely tasty and served inside or out....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 354maream
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly you should note that it will cost you $10 per head to enter the gardens and the restaurant is in the gardens so if you just want to eat in the restaurant, you will still need to pay the $10. Trust me though, the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeeMawB
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We have visited the sister of Heronswood, The Garden of St Erth.. so thought we would go here. This garden, grounds, house, cafe, and views are spectacular. Leaves St Erth for dust... if you love gardens, old world and cake you need to come here....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RedTart1
Reviewed 11 November 2018

A lovely place to take visitors. The gardens are diverse - vegetables to herbs to tree and shrubs. The cafe has the most delicious foods. My only negative was that for a person with a disability or frail aged (as my Mum is) the pathway...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kazdragon
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Travel back in time when you enter the grounds at Heronswood, with the beautiful old bluestone house and wonderous garden, filled with flowers, vegetables, succulents and some very old trees. You can also buy plants, seeds etc through the Diggers Club on the Estate. After...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank cromarty2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I felt I was in paradise - divine and inspiring garden, delicious lunch, informative gallery experience about the importance of saving seeds. Leave at least 3 hours to see it all!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank carolinw691
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Since been a Diggers Club member I've been really keen to visit the Heronswood gardens. The maintenance and presentation of the gardens was exceptionally disappointing - the lawn was not even mowed, some areas were full of weeds and some pathways were really quite dangerous....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank bens313
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Very friendly service and plenty of tasty food - more than we could eat.. They catered exceptionally well for both our gluten free and vegetarian friends. We had to wait for a while to be seated as some lunch people didn't leave on time, however...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ingrid E
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The gardens are immaculately kept, and include many edible varieties. The cafe in the house has good coffee, and amazingly tasty cakes and light snacks. Take your afternoon tea outside and enjoy the peace. The Diggers Club has their nursery here, where you can buy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Kerry F
29 January 2017|
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Response from retirees51 | Reviewed this property |
I had looked at the menu before we went and thought it a bit expensive and upmarket for my seniors group. If you go in winter 3 months it is free which is when we went June, July & August with membership of RACV. If you... More
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MaryBear
17 January 2016|
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Response from Manfred C | Reviewed this property |
Catch the 788 bus from Frankston to the VISITORS CENTRE in Dromana and they will help you or call them on the phone. Friendly people who will give you advice. I cannot do so.
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Katharine W
18 May 2015|
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Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hi Katherine, You can catch the train to Frankston (the Frankston line) then from the train station there are a few buses that run down Point Nepean Road through Dromana. The closet bus stop is the Visitor Information Centre... More
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