Garden Tours at Rippon Lea (2017)

Marvel at the gardens of the magnificent Rippon Lea estate!

Experience the magnificent gardens of Rippon Lea during a 45 minute tour.

The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and architectural interest, all forming the setting for the polychrome brick mansion completed in 1868.

The garden is tended by a Head Gardener, staff of five gardeners and a team of volunteers.



Tours run weekly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please see times below:

  • Wednesday and Thursday at 11am
  • Friday at 2pm

All tours depart from the Gate House. 



Admission Prices

Garden tours are $5 per person, plus garden entry –

Garden Entry
Adult $10

Concession $7
Child (4-15 years) $4
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) $20

National Trust Members 


*Bookings not required unless a group of 10 or more. 


Rippon Lea House and Gardens - Planning your visit


192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

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

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