Immerse yourself in the history and luxury that make Como Melbourne’s most glamorous stately home.
Built in 1847, Como House and Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture.
Como offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who lived there for nearly a century.
The Armytages became famous amongst Melbourne high society and equally famous for their many elegant dances, dinners and receptions. Those elegant dining and reception rooms are still furnished with Armytage family heirlooms and even the servant’s areas, kitchen and laundry have been preserved.
The gardens at Como are now open with additional health and safety measure in place, click here for details.
Please note that gatherings of more than 15 people must make a booking via the Stables of Como via (03) 9827 6886.
PAUL BANGAY GARDEN
The Como perennial border has undergone rejuvenation works. Renowned designer and Como Ambassador Paul Bangay has worked with the National Trusts’ garden team and designed an interpretation of a classic perennial border, befitting a garden of the scale and significance of Como. Paul’s design comprises over 900 plants and draws on varieties listed in Willaim Sangster’s 1862 diary notes of plants growing at Como during Sangster’s time as head gardener. The design was implemented by the National Trust’s garden team and Como garden volunteer group.
Como House remains closed until further notice, including tours.
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THE STABLES OF COMO CAFE
Please contact The Stables of Como for further information, click here or call 9827 6886.
Open Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
COMO retail shop
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm.
The Rose Street Market has set up shop at Como House, showcasing the work of local artisans and crafters, including that of artist Peter Richards.
Maximum capacity of 8 people at a time.