Garden Tours at Rippon Lea Estate (2018)

Marvel at the gardens of the magnificent Rippon Lea estate!

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.

Garden tours run for 45 minutes Monday-Saturday between 11am-2pm, as listed below:

  • Monday between 11-2
  • Tuesday between 11-2
  • Wednesday between 11-2
  • Thursday between 11-2
  • Friday between 11-2
  • Saturday between 11-2

Garden Tours are an extra $5 per person, excluding entry price


All tours depart from the Gate House.

Please note Garden Tours can be based upon volunteer availability – make sure to check details on entry. 







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. 


Planning your visit


192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick 3185 VIC

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

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