Forest Glade Autumn Open Garden
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.
If you are planning on visiting the garden on a weekend or public holiday, please visit our Autumn Gardens Trail listing for advice of parking, road closures and the shuttle service.
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.
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.
From 1 April to 30 April, on weekends and public holidays, parking is available at the Centennial Park visitor hub ($5 donation) and access to the the garden is via a hop-on, hop-off shuttle bus service.
The shuttle bus service costs $5 per person, children 2 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.