The five-acre property, once a derelict strawberry farm, was purchased twenty years ago for its rich mountain soil, natural springs and cool climate, which presented the perfect combination to build the garden. When you arrive at Blackwood Ridge, you will be instantly immersed in the natural beauty and an oasis of manicured gardens. The gardens which surround the nursery and restaurant are open every week from Friday to Sunday and the other private garden areas open in March to April.
Once you’ve perused the nursery and the gardens you can sit and relax in the restaurant, set in amongst the kitchen garden. The kitchen serves fine food prepared with garden fresh ingredients combined with the best local produce the Daylesford, Macedon region has to offer. The food is fresh, fun and adventurous, savour with a glass of local wine or beer from the menu. The restaurant has been designed to open up to the surrounding gardens, so expect to stay a bit longer than you may have planned to savour the flavours and soak up the elements.
Blackwood Ridge Nursery
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 4pm
Blackwood Ridge Garden Room Restaurant
Morning Tea 10am to 11.30am
Lunch 12pm to 2pm
Afternoon Tea 2pm - 3.30pm
Bookings are available for lunch which is a set menu for $79 per person