We are nestled in the beautiful Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens surrounded
by giant conifers recognised by the National Trust, lush greenery
and a myriad of other significant flowering plants.


Rich volcanic soil and a north facing aspect mean our little kitchen garden thrives in the warmer months with all sorts of herbs, vegetables, fruit, and flowers.  Pull up a chair beneath the creeping kiwi vine or beside the bountiful olive trees and enjoy the vibrant birdsong – especially in the mornings and later in the afternoon.


The gardens of Wombat have always been a place of great enchantment. Is it that they sit on an ancient volcanic hill, drawing energies from millions of years past? Is it the breeze that whispers through the high limbs of ancient trees around the scenic drive? The fact that it receives the first and last rays of sun each day in our beautiful village of Daylesford?

Established in the 1860s by Baron Ferdinand Von Mueller (also responsible for Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens), the remarkable surrounding 10.4 hectares Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens are regarded as one of Victoria’s finest regional destination gardens. Many spots provide wonderful views over Daylesford and the surrounding countryside. Prized for their beauty and tranquillity, the gardens retain their gracious 19th-century character.

The botanical garden contains an outstanding collection of rare and notable specimens, many of which are included in the National Trust Register of Significant Trees. During spring and autumn, the Begonia House carries a magnificent display of prize blooms. Moreover, you can enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the Pioneers Lookout Tower.



The Friends of Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is an organization of volunteers who help keep the gardens in peak condition and run fundraising activities. For more information on Friends of Wombat Hill or to volunteer / donate funds, please contact Patrice O’Shea
You can purchase potted plants directly from the ‘Friends Shed’ next door to Wombat Hill House. The volunteers are on site most Thursdays although there is an honour box if you’re travelling at another time. They’re annual plant sales are extremely popular – make sure you’re on our mailing list to be notified in advance of future dates.


Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens
(entry off Central Springs Rd) Daylesford Vic 3460
03 7017 5999

OPEN FRIDAY - TUESDAY | 9:00am - 3:30pm

10% surcharge on Sundays and 15% surcharge on public holidays.