Open Garden

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

Spring Season 2021

We look forward to welcoming visitors on the following dates:

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

Autumn Season 2022

Autumn 2022 dates to be confirmed.

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
  • Photographers

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.

Open Garden Tieve Tara

Admission

Entry is $10 per person
12 years & under free (see FAQ for child policy)
Capacity restrictions apply & online bookings highly encouraged (please note a $2.64 surcharge will apply)
EFTPOS facilities available at gate for walk-ins
No dogs allowed

Getting Here

751 Mount Macedon Rd
Mount Macedon Victoria 3441

Located next to the CFA.
There is unrestricted parking available outside the gates. 

Public Transport

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?

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 info@gardensoftievetara.com.au, 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 info@gardensoftievetara.com.au 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 info@gardensoftievetara.com.au.

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 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.

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.

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

Gardener

Contact Gardens of Tieve Tara

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Address

751 M0unt Macedon Road, Mount Macedon, Victoria, 3441

See Contact page for map and directions.

Contact Us

Open Garden + General  Enquiries
info@gardensoftievetara.com.au