Nestled on the eucalypt-clad slopes of Mount Macedon is a truly remarkable oasis of beauty.

The Gardens of Tieve Tara is often referred to as ‘The Jewel of The Mountain, A Little Piece of Heaven, Paradise, Magical, Relaxing and Tranquil’.

It’s is all this and more.

And as the seasons change, so does this amazing garden.

When you first walk into Tieve Tara, you realise the size of the garden. Not too big but not too small at 7.5 acres, you’ll find sweeping lawns, grand established trees and two lakes – one arched by a Monet-style bridge and another surrounded by beautiful plants.

There’s also a stunning perennial walk and a quaint lawned tennis court. You can sit down under a romantic rose arbour among beautiful rose beds. Or discover ‘Treasure Island’ and a cool, shady fern area. Resident ducks, geese and chickens also wander happily around.

The garden has entertainment for children too. Spread a picnic blanket and watch the kids enjoy the little fairy-like playground on the edge of the forest, including a cubby house, sandpit and slide.

The Gardens in Autumn

The garden is a lovely place to be in during autumn as reds, oranges, and yellows steal the scenery. There’s always something new to enjoy and experience as the gardens react to the change in weather between March and May.  The Monet-style bridge also changes dramatically, as the wisteria leaves surrounding it change from green to yellow. What a masterpiece!

The Gardens in Spring

Spring is another wonderful time of year at Tieve Tara, as the fantastic range of colours delight the eye and refresh the soul.  Take a walk up the perennial path, meander around the lakes, through the fern glade and relax among the bulb flowers.

Groups at Tieve Tara

Tieve Tara has become a favourite destination for many tour groups, such as:

  • Garden groups
  • Probus groups
  • Artist groups
  • Photographers
  • Children’s parties

If you book your bus group in advance, we may be able to arrange a personal tour of the garden for your group.

Golf buggies can be arranged to assist people with mobility issues, so everyone has an enjoyable day.  If your group would like a Devonshire Tea or picnic lunch, we can put you in contact with our fabulous local suppliers.

Contact us today to discuss your next visit.

Entry Fees

Entry Fee: $10 per person

Children 12 and Under Free

Dogs not permitted at the gardens.

Important Information for Autumn

We love seeing visitors enjoy the beauty and serenity of Tieve Tara, so with your interests in mind, please note that over the Easter long weekend and Anzac Day, visitor numbers will be managed. If you arrive when the garden is at capacity, you are welcome to wait and enter when numbers decrease.We appreciate your understanding.

Opening Hours

Autumn: 1st March - 31st May 2020
Spring: 1st September - 30th November 2020

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10.30am – 4.30pm

CLOSED in Summer and Winter


  • Picnic Facilities
  • Public Toilets
  • Groups ( Groups welcome )

How to get here

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