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Alowyn Gardens

1210 Melba Hwy | Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 9730 2400
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Such a beautiful spot in the beautiful Yarra Valley.... Take a leisurely stroll around the grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Prinnie62
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Melbourne, Australia
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Nice place to walk around

Plenty to see if you like a walk that takes in lots of gardens. The garden guide is not too good... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ukbase
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UK
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Beautiful seven acre display garden in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Featuring seven distinct garden areas, with seasonal displays. Extensive plant nursery with interesting and unusual plants. Café with great coffee and Devonshire teas and cakes.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“full bloom” (9 reviews)
“yarra glen” (6 reviews)
“edible garden” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1210 Melba Hwy | Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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+61 3 9730 2400
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"full bloom"
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"yarra glen"
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"devonshire tea"
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"wide range of plants"
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"native garden"
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"entry fee"
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"autumn colours"
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"for sale"
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"different areas"
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"worth a visit"
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"morning tea"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful spot in the beautiful Yarra Valley.... Take a leisurely stroll around the grounds and take in the seven different gardens.... Take something home from the nursery or enjoy as coffee in the cafe..

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to see if you like a walk that takes in lots of gardens. The garden guide is not too good and the cafe is slow and expensive. The nursery plants are good value for money, I would take a picnic next time. It is...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We were very looking forward to visiting these gardens, upon seeing the beautiful photos that are posted here and on the Alowyn Gardens Website. Unfortunately most of the 'gardens' are tired, very unkempt and neglected. The whole property needs an injection of life as at...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

They are sweet gardens which you can walk around in about 20 mins. But they are quite tired and unkempt. The entry fee is $10 which seems a lot when you compare it with our magnificent botanical gardens in Melbourne that are HUGE, STUNNING,WONDERFULLY-MANICURED and...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

A marverllous lunch here then onto visit the wonderful Gardens even though no rain for 8 weeks still well worth the visit a good selection of plants for sale as well as gifts

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We are touring as a group from Perth, to see some wonderful gardens of Melbourne. Alowyn Gardens were amazing, beautifully designed spaces, to create a different feel in each. Thanks Prue for your enthusiastic presentation of your story of creation. Megan

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We spent a nice hour here walking round the different gardens that are very distinct and well maintained, from the French gardens to the Perennial Borders to the Vegetable Gardens. All focus on different themes. The Wisteria tunnel was also pretty special and I’m sure...More

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Prue V, Public Relations Manager at Alowyn Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello Jim, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Alowyn Gardens. The gardens are very seasonal and are constantly changing, you experienced late Summer during your visit. Autumn is just around the corner, with cooler nights, beautiful foliage and lots...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

spent a lovely couple of hours browsing the gardens, delightful and very well laid out, each area depicting different plants. Expected to have lunch there but only coffee and cakes were available, however had a individual cheesecake and a tumeric latte which were both delicious.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

My partner surprised me with an arranged lunch at Alowyn Gardens for my birthday. The food was wonderful! The service was wonderful! The gardens were spectacular! John who shared his knowledge on some native eucalypts that we purchased was extremely knowledgable! The plant & tree...More

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Prue V, Public Relations Manager at Alowyn Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about Alowyn Gardens. We are so glad that you have visited us after passing our gate for many years. The gardens are ever-changing with the seasons and there is always something new to experience....More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the gardens on a 38degree day and it was still enjoyable thanks to the ample shade. The gardens are beautiful and worthwhile to visit. If you are inspired by what you see there is a nursery onsite to purchase plants. Keep your eyes and...More

Thank Sarah K
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