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Forest Glade Autumn Open Garden

Soak up the colours of autumn at this stunning historic garden in Mount Macedon. Open year-round, these gardens are truly spectacular during April.
Macedon Forest Glade Gardens, 816 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia
Sat, 1 Apr 2023   10:00am - 04:30pm
Sun, 2 Apr 2023   10:00am - 04:30pm
Mon, 3 Apr 2023   10:00am - 04:30pm
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Open 7 days of the year.

Forest Glade is recognised as one of Australia’s finest private gardens and is absolutely spectacular in autumn. The estate is a gardener’s paradise and a wonderful location for anyone with a passion for photography, drawing or painting.

Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia, this magnificently landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6 ha) and has four distinct themes:

  • The large English section with its huge exotic trees and masses of colour.
  • The delightful Japanese section complete with bonsai house.
  • The beautiful woodland area displaying masses of shade-loving plants.
  • The cool fern gully.

Bring a picnic and enjoy a day soaking up the magnificent colours of Forest Glade’s autumn gardens, as well as an amazing display of fountains and sculptures collected from all around the world.

Dogs on a leash are welcome, please bring bags to clean up after your pooches. Barbecues are not permitted.

Admission to Forest Glade

Forest Glade costs $10 per person to enter. Children 16 years and under are free.

Parking at Forest Glade

Please note there is very limited parking available outside Forest Glade and in Mount Macedon village on weekends and public holidays during autumn.

From 2 April to 1 May, on weekends and public holidays, it is highly recommended visitors use the car park near the Centennial Park visitor hub ($5 donation) and access the garden via a hop-on, hop-off shuttle bus service.

The shuttle bus service costs $5 per adult, children 16 years and under ride for free. Payment by card preferred.

If parking in Mount Macedon village, it is approximately 1.4km to walk each way, with a steep uphill climb to access the garden entry. It’s not suitable for all fitness levels.

Mid-week there is limited street parking outside the gate. Please note parking signs to avoid any fines.

Forest Glade Gardens is open every day of the year.

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