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Heronswood

105 Latrobe Pde, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
+61 3 5984 7321
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Beautiful edible garden, lots of Heirloom varieties. Lovely spot for afternoon tea.

The gardens are immaculately kept, and include many edible varieties. The cafe in the house has... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ronchelle B
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Melbourne, Australia
Gardens from the Past

I liked those gardens. They were selling plants and flowers. But we came to visit the... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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Visit these historic gardens, home of The Diggers Club and dine in the historic Heronswood House restaurant.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“diggers club” (25 reviews)
“scones” (24 reviews)
“old house” (9 reviews)
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105 Latrobe Pde, Dromana, Victoria 3936, Australia
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+61 3 5984 7321
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"scones"
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"beautiful garden"
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"afternoon tea"
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"for sale"
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"jam and cream"
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"the kitchen"
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"fruit"
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"plant nursery"
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"view of the bay"
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"drought tolerant"
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"heirloom seeds"
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"garden shop"
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"on site restaurant"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Ronchelle B
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I liked those gardens. They were selling plants and flowers. But we came to visit the gardens. This is a historic house and garden, built between 1864 and 1871. Most of these plants and flowers were planted in that time period. There were cacti, tropical...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Lovely gardens with views of the bay. Great ideas and inspiration for the home gardener. Nursery with range of uncommon plants and a large kitchen garden. The garden setting around the restaurant is nice and cakes were delicious although the coffee was average (I am...More

Thank dajorad
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I only looked at the plants around the nursery. There are lots of variety if you're interested in purchasing some plants.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

I took my mother to the Heronswood estate today for high tea. The nursery staff and the products they sell are fantastic. The range of seeds and other plants is something to be amazed at. The Heronswood gardens were loverly to walk amongst. The variety...More

Thank peterpan1313
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I visited Heronswood today for the first time and was exceptionally disappointed. I’d always heard about the wonderful gardens and was interested to see the focus on drought tolerant plants. The whole of the gardens were bone dry! There were dead plants everywhere, dead heading...More

Thank foodfun2014
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

It was lovely taking our time wandering around the historic gardens but found the wait staff uninterested in serving us morning tea. The scones were lovely and fresh but i hate having to ask if we could place our order after 15 minutes trying to...More

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Lunch in the restaurant was delicious, with exceptional fresh produce being the main feature. One of the offerings was a rainbow plate of heirloom tomatoes, a fun way to experience the rich flavours and diversity of colours and shapes that tomatoes can come in, without...More

1  Thank Frances M
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The ideal spot for a leisurely lunch or coffee catch up. The garden setting, the view of the bay through the wisteria, the history, the helpful staff and great food mean this is a place I’ll return to again. The perfect outing to impress visitors...More

Thank G3nah
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Heronswood is just a spectacular place to visit. We never visited the restaurant but the views from the garden are amazing. It is very relaxing to just walk among the gardens. Their nursery has very healthy plants and stock hard to find plants also. The...More

1  Thank Ruth B
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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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