Nestled on the eucalypt clad slopes of Mt Macedon is a truly remarkable oasis of beauty.  The Gardens of Tieve Tara undulate across 7.5 acres of sweeping lawns, lakes & trees, with vibrant seasonal colours.

It has been called “The Jewel of The Mountain” “A Little Piece of Heaven” “Paradise” “Magical” “Relaxing” “Tranquil”… It is all this & more, we call it “HOME” and never take the BEAUTY of Mount Macedon for granted.  As the seasons change, so does this amazing garden. Open daily in Autumn and Spring.

When you first walk into Tieve Tara, you realize the size of the garden, not too big but not too small at 7.5 acres, with 2 lakes, 1 arched by a Monet style bridge, and another one surrounded by beautiful plants. There is also a stunning Perennial walk and a nicely lawned tennis court. Sit down under the romantic Rose Arbour, amongst the beautiful rose beds. There is an amazing ‘Treasure Island’, a fern area, and lots of ducks and geese that are often wandering around Tieve Tara, coming up to the house to get their Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from Judith and John.

The garden has entertainment not only for adults but for children as well with a nice playground which includes a Cubby House, a Sandpit, and a Slide.

The Gardens in Autumn

The garden is a lovely place to be in during Autumn as reds, oranges, and yellows steal the scenery. The garden changes amazingly in this season, so this Autumn would be a great time to come up and see the garden transform.  The Monet style bridge also changes dramatically, as the wisteria leaves surrounding it change from green to yellow. What a masterpiece! Autumn is a great time to be up at Tieve Tara.

The Gardens in Spring

Spring is a great time of the year at Tieve Tara, as the fantastic range of colours delight the eye and refresh the soul.  Take a walk up the perennial path, around the lakes, through the fern glade and relax whilst watching Spring at Tieve Tara.

Tieve Tara has become a favourite destination for many tour groups.

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

If you book your bus group in advance, we are able to offer a personal tour of the garden by the owner Judith Brand.  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 Lunches we can put you in contact with our fabulous local suppliers.  Contact us today to discuss your next visit.

 Entry Fee: $10 per person

Children 12 and Under Free

1st March – 31st May Autumn
1st September – 30th November Spring

Closed in Summer and Winter

Open daily:
Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10.30am – 5pm

Opening Hours

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

Open daily:
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Weekends and Public Holidays 10.30am – 5pm

CLOSED in Summer and Winter


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

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