The Jewel of Mount Macedon
Open on selected days during autumn and spring, the gardens of Tieve Tara attract visitors from around the world, wishing to experience the tranquillity and charm of this garden paradise.
The Macedon region is an area of abundant natural beauty, and the perfect place to enjoy the seasons, visit a winery, take a bush walk or visit local markets and festivals.
In the 19th century Mt Macedon became renowned for its summer retreats with grand homes and stunning gardens. Tieve Tara began its story in the 1800s, becoming known as Christian’s Orchard.
The season for sensory joy – wisteria dripping from the Monet Bridge; the rose walk and arbour heady with perfume and vibrant pink bloom; the Dove tree in full glory and a rainbow of blooms to admire against the backdrop of lush green lawns.
Autumn is a stunning time to explore the gardens of Tieve Tara. With its huge variety of deciduous trees and herbaceous borders, the property becomes a vibrant pallet of deep purple, fiery red, warm orange, burnt ochre, and soft yellow.
Visit our Open Garden
The magnificent park-like gardens and lakes of historic Tieve Tara await your enjoyment in autumn and spring.
What to Expect
Everything you need to know about visiting the Gardens of Tieve Tara.
Groups and Tours
Organise a Booking
Contact us to find out more about private and group tours of our gardens.
About Mt Macedon
Things To Do
Here’s how to turn your visit into a mini mountain village getaway.
What People Are Saying About Tieve Tara
'The most powerful feeling a garden can exude is that of being loved. The garden at Tieve Tara overflows with it. Judith Brand directed all of her creativity and passion into this property over the last 23 years of her life, and that sense of loving care and nurture is everywhere palpable.’
I must have visited over a thousand gardens and over time you notice connections between those that most move you. One such theme is a dedicated owner; one who is truly engaged with their space. Someone whose eyes light up when you ask about it. Tieve Tara is one of those very very special gardens. From the moment I walked in and saw the garden unveil in front of me – the sweeping lawns, vast and plentiful established trees and swathes of artistically arranged shrubs and perennials – it truly transported me to a whole new world and sense of well-being.
As seen in Your Garden magazine
When it comes to beautiful gardens, Victoria is a veritable horticultural Mecca, and one of the most glorious of its gardens is Tieve Tara. The garden is pure visual delight, marking the arrival and passing of each season in style. In winter, it turns crispy white under frost and snow; in spring it comes alive in a blaze of colour as the flowering cherries burst into bloom. Summer is a celebrations in green, as some 200 different trees – fir, hornbeam, poplar, birch, pin oak, gingko, linden and ash – fill out their shade canopies. And it is these very same trees that steal the scene in autumn, in a blur of brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.