Open Garden Details

Ard Rudah

49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon 3441

Opening Information

Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November 2017

10.00am - 4.30pm

Entry price $10 (U18 free). Students $5


Situated close to Melbourne at Mt Macedon, Ard Rudah is a significant heritage-listed garden originally designed by Baron Ferdinand von Mueller in the 1870s. Many of the original plants are still highlights of the garden, including a Copper Beech that is over 30 metres tall and an enormous Linden tree.

The garden features a sunken Italianate walled garden built during the 1930s by architect Christopher Cowper, a woodland of giant oaks and sycamores carpeted in spring by bluebells, an enchanting creek which runs beneath moss-covered stone bridges through a fern gully, and a magnificent maple walk.

Spring will be the optimal time to view the stunning colours of mature camellias, rhododendrons, azaleas, daffodils and peonies set amongst sweeping lawns, clipped box hedges and various mature rare plants and trees.



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How to find us

49 Devonshire Lane, Mount Macedon 3441