Find out more about visiting our beautiful open garden.
Discover the Gardens of Tieve Tara
Step into an oasis of calm. Delight in the beauty of green open spaces, mature trees, hidden paths, bursts of colour and blooms, lakes, bridges and birdlife.
We welcome visitors to share in the joy of Tieve Tara. Come with friends, come with family, come alone. There is something for everyone.
About the Open Garden
Nestled on the eucalypt clad slopes of Victoria’s Mt Macedon, just a 50 minute drive from Melbourne CBD, is a truly remarkable oasis of calm and beauty.
Tieve Tara is one of the world’s most beautiful gardens. Explore over 6 acres of undulating landscape, spectacular lakes, hidden pathways, natural rambling creek and the magnificent rose walk. A garden for all seasons, with glorious spring flowers and rich autumn colours, all set off perfectly against the lush emerald green lawns.
We would love to welcome you to enjoy our hidden treasure.
Our Open Days
The garden is closed to the public over summer. We hope to be able to open safely again on selected days in autumn 2021.
Open Garden Seasons
Tieve Tara opens to the public during the seasons of autumn and spring. We hope to welcome visitors to Tieve Tara again, on set days, during autumn 2021. Please follow our Facebook page for further announcements on open day dates.
Group and Photography Bookings
The Gardens of Tieve Tara has become a favourite destination for many tour groups, including:
- Garden groups
- Probus groups
- Artist groups
For large groups arranged in advance, we may be able to offer a personal tour of the garden.
If your group would like a Devonshire Tea or picnic lunches, we can put you in contact with our fabulous local suppliers.
The Gardens are also a popular setting for professional photography shoots – enquiries are welcome.
For booking rates and further information, please contact us today.
Entry is $10 per person
Children 12 and under free*
EFTPOS facilities are available
No dogs allowed
*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.
751 Mount Macedon Rd
Mount Macedon Victoria 3441
Located next to the CFA.
There is unrestricted parking available outside the gates.
The nearest railway station is in Macedon, on the V/Line Bendigo Line. It takes just over an hour from Southern Cross Station. The station is approximately 5.5km from Tieve Tara. The steepness of the ascent up Mt Macedon makes it unsuitable to walk from the station. Please see our FAQ section below for taxi contact information.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is Tieve Tara Open?
In a precautionary measure, that considers the current public health situation with the spread of COVID-19, Tieve Tara has been closed to the public in 2020. We sincerely hope that Autumn ’21 sees the world in a much safer place and that we can invite you all back with open arms.
Tieve Tara opens to the public during the seasons of Autumn and Spring. We hope to welcome visitors to Tieve Tara again, on selected days, during Autumn 2021.
Please follow our Facebook page for further announcements on open day dates.
How much does it cost to visit Tieve Tara?
Entry is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.
Please note that there are unfenced lakes in the garden so children must be supervised at all times.
Is there a maximum number of visitors allowed in the garden?
There is plenty of space in the garden for visitors to enjoy themselves and find their own special spots. If government guidelines require number limits when we reopen, we will promote this on our website and social media.
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 email@example.com, 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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
Unfortunately, we do not host wedding ceremonies in the garden, however we would be delighted to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs. If you are interested in using the garden to document your special day please contact us at email@example.com.
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.
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.
Are there any toilets on the property?
We have portaloos on the property for your convenience.
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.
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
Ida Red Wood Fired Pizza
14-16 Victoria St, Macedon, (03) 5426 4888
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