In the picturesque Greendale Valley, only one hour's drive from central Melbourne (via the Western Freeway) retreat to your own private Sanctuary, a place to enjoy in all seasons. Greendale Country House is a self-contained five acre rural property with magnificent panoramic views over the nearby Wombat State Forest and distant hills. Beautiful trees, grassland and dams offer a generous habitat for the many native birds and animals, including kangaroos. Greendale Country House is tastefully furnished offering spacious and superior accommodation for either one or two couples. Every room boasts a lovely view! Sit by the cozy wood fire, watch the kangaroos/ducks grazing and the spectacular sunset. Relax in the double spa, watch videos, television listen to your favourite CD or choose a book from the shelf. The attractions and townships of the Spa/Goldfields Region are within easy reach from Greendale Country House; local wineries, lavender farm, gardens, historical country pubs, walking tracks, mineral springs, golf courses and much more are a few minutes travel. Tullamarine International Airport is an easy 45 minutes drive. (Guests are welcomed on arrival).
The Garden of St Erth is a beautiful historic house and garden not far from Daylesford and Ballarat.
Explore the gardens and discover an extraordinary range of espaliered fruit, heirloom vegetables and drought tolerant flowers.
Thousands of naturalised daffodils carpet the lawns in September, and through the summer months, the herbaceous border features Diggers perennials and grasses. The month of May marks the end of the gardening year with a blaze of autumn-coloured trees and late perennials.
Cocooned in the Wombat State Forest, the bush garden plays host to a variety of native birds, as well as being a place of restful contemplation.
Visit the nursery and ask the knowledgeable staff all of your gardening questions. There is a huge selection of heirloom seeds and plants available for you to take home and add to your own garden.
Relax over coffee in the cafe and stay on for lunch, morning or afternoon tea surrounded in the beauty of the gardens.
The Diggers Club is committed to sustainable gardening and visitors will find inspirational ideas for gardening organically, becoming more self-sufficient and saving precious water while still enjoying nature's bounty....