Botanica Festival at Rippon Lea Estate (2019)

A Garden & Sustainability Festival

Botanica brings together all the garden inspiration you need to celebrate Australia’s natural wonders.

Plant some fresh ideas in a day of workshops, market stalls, curated experiences and exclusive talks throughout the heritage grounds of Rippon Lea. There’ll be a special talk by Clive Blazey on heirloom seeds, an awe-inspiring exhibition from the Ikebana International Society, an immersive soundscape tour through the iconic fernery, plant and book sales, and a selection of organic wines and beers to wash it all down.

And like the best things in life, this event is free.


Don’t miss

Mansion open house

10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.15pm – 3pm


Bird observation talk

Meet in the Ballroom at 10.15am and 2pm


Significant Tree Tour

Meet at National Trust Advocacy Stand at 11am, 1pm and 2pm


Talk by Clive Blazey founder of the Diggers Club 

Meet in the Ballroom at 12pm


Bird spotting walk

Sign up at City of Glen Eira marquee at 12pm-12.30pm and 1pm-1.30pm


Garden tour

Sign up at the plant stall at 1pm and 2.30pm


Pruning demonstration with Justin Buckley, National Trust Horticulture Manager

Meet at the plant stall at 2.30pm


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Planning your visit


192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

Bookings Office (03) 9656 9889 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm.
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