Visiting our Open Garden

Frequently asked questions about visiting the beautiful Gardens of Tieve Tara in Mount Macedon.

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome you to experience the beauty of Tieve Tara in Mount Macedon. Make sure to read our frequently asked questions before booking to help plan your visit to our magical open garden.


When is Tieve Tara Open?

The garden will be open to visitors on the following dates during spring 2021:

5 November 2021 to 28 November 2021
Wednesday to Friday: 10 – 3.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 – 5pm

There is plenty of space in the garden for visitors to enjoy themselves and find their own special spots. However we are operating in line with current COVID government health guidelines and capacity restrictions apply. To assist us with managing visitor numbers we highly encourage advance booking online. Walk-ins may not be able to gain access if we are at maximum capacity.

Autumn 2022 dates to be confirmed.

Do I need to be fully vaccinated to enter your garden?

Yes. All visitors will be requested to show evidence of their vaccination status at the entrance gate.

How much does it cost to visit Tieve Tara?

Entry is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. A $2.64 surcharge applies when booking online.
Please note that there are unfenced lakes in the garden so children must be supervised at all times.

Can I transfer my online booking to a different date?

Yes you can transfer your ticket date as long it’s before the date of the event.

  • Log in to Eventbrite and click to expand the account menu (top-right of the page). Then select “Tickets”.
  • Select your order.
  • Click “Transfer”.
  • If you see the word “Transfer” next to your ticket, click to see the transfer options. You can only transfer one ticket at a time.
  • Note – Free kid’s tickets are unable to be transferred. You will need to cancel these and re-book kids for your new date.
  • Revise the transfer summary, then choose “Continue Transfer”.
  • The transfer summary should reflect your new event or ticket.
Is there a maximum number of visitors allowed in the garden?

We are operating in line with current COVID government health guidelines. There is plenty of space in the garden for visitors to enjoy themselves and find their own special spots however we highly encourage advance bookings. Walk-ins may not be able to gain entry if we have reached capacity.

What is your child entry policy?

All children must be supervised and accompanied by an adult due to the unfenced water hazards throughout the garden. Child to Adult ratio is 4 to 1.

I would like to bring my group to the garden. How do I make a group booking?

We would be delighted to welcome you and your group to visit our gardens in the Spring or Autumn! To make a booking please email, or use the contact section to send us a message. In your message please tell us the day and time that you hope to visit and the number of people in your group. If you would like a tour of the garden this can be arranged as well at an additional price.

Is there a car park at Tieve Tara?

There is no carpark, however there is ample unrestricted street parking right outside the garden gates on Mount Macedon road.

Are there taxi services between Macedon Station and Tieve Tara?

Transport from Macedon Station to Tieve Tara can be arranged by contacting: Gisborne Taxi Service 03 9310 5422 (can provide a maxi taxi or an 11 seater bus) or Gisborne Limo Cabs 03 5428 2444

Can I take professional photos at Tieve Tara?

We would be delighted to share the beauty of the gardens with you and are thrilled that you want to use the Gardens of Tieve Tara as your backdrop. Many people have used the garden to capture stunning debutante photos, wedding photos and portraits. We do charge a professional photography fee so please contact us at for further information and let us know the nature of your photography and the day that you are wanting to visit.

Do you host weddings at Tieve Tara?

We are able to host a limited number of wedding ceremonies in the garden. We would also be delighted to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. If you are interested in using the garden for your special day, please contact us at

Can I use a drone at Tieve Tara?

Out of respect to our visitors, neighbours and feathered residents we do not allow drones to be used at Tieve Tara.

Can we have a BBQ at Tieve Tara?

We kindly ask that you do not bring any BBQ or related cooking equipment to the gardens. We do however encourage you to bring along a picnic or visit one of our fabulous local cafes for a hot lunch.

Where can I buy food nearby?

Just a short way down the road are two wonderful options:
Mount Macedon Trading Post – 686 Mt Macedon Rd (also has a great selection of picnic supplies)
Mount Macedon Hotel – 694 Mount Macedon Rd

For more local options scroll further down this page for more ideas, if you feel like exploring another nearby village such as Woodend, Kyneton, Macedon or Gisborne.

Are there any toilets on the property?

The closest public toilets can be found at Tony Clarke Reserve at 37 Waterfalls Rd and at Centennial Park on the corner of Honour Avenue.

Can I bring my dog to Tieve Tara?

Due to Tieve Tara having unfenced lakes on the property and free-roaming geese, ducks and chicken we unfortunately ask you to leave your dogs at home for your visit.

Can I smoke anywhere in the garden?

At Tieve Tara we like to provide all visitors with a clean and serene environment. We therefore ask that you please refrain from smoking anywhere on the property.

Places to visit

Woodend Visitor Information Centre

High St, Woodend
1800 244 711

Mt Macedon Memorial Cross

415 Cameron Drive, Mt Macedon
A lookout commemorating WW1 soldiers at the summit of Mount Macedon.

Hanging Rock

Part of a small extinct volcano.
Open daily (entry fee charged)
(03) 5429 9631

Camels Hump Hike and Lookout

409 Cameron Drive, Mt Macedon
A rock formation offering spectacular views of Hanging Rock and surrounding landscape.

Woodend Farmers' Market

High Street, Woodend
1st Saturday every month, 9-1pm

Forest Glade Gardens

816 Mount Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon
Open daily (entry fee charged)

Big Tree Gin Distillery Door

11-4 weekends | 10-3 Monday
307 Hennerbergs Rd, Newham
0400 998 943

Dicksonia Rare Plant Nursery

686 Mount Macedon Road

Places to eat

Mt Macedon Trading Post Cafe

686 Mt Macedon Rd, Mount Macedon, (03) 5426 1471

The Macedon Lounge

40 Victoria St, Macedon, (03) 5426 2386

Mount Macedon Hotel

694 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon, (03) 5426 1888

Top of the Range Tea Rooms

400 Cameron Drive, Mt Macedon (adjacent to the Memorial Cross)
(03) 5427 3466

Mount Towrong Vineyard

4 Taylors Road, Mount Macedon, 0488 155 088

Mount Macedon Winery

433 Bawden Road, Woodend, (03) 5427 4172

Mr. Cafe Macedon

23 Victoria St, Macedon, (03) 5426 1845

Hanging Rock Cafe

685 Mount Macedon Rd, South Rock Road, Newham, (03) 5427 0295

Macedon Railway Hotel

33 Smith Street, Macedon, (03) 5426 3233

What People Are Saying About Tieve Tara

‘Working at Tieve Tara is a gardener’s dream. The botanical species are rich and varied, every season brings its own delight. We are tending to a Paradise.’
-Elizabeth Langslow

Gardener, Filmmaker

‘Every week for the past years I have been drawn to the irresistible beauty of the gardens of Tieve Tara. To work as a casual gardener in this oasis of expansive lawns, picturesque lakes, flower beds and majestic trees is truly a gift of nature.’
-Rick Swinard


Contact Gardens of Tieve Tara

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751 M0unt Macedon Road, Mount Macedon, Victoria, 3441

See Contact page for map and directions.

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