The Gardens at Blackwood Ridge

  • Wagyu beef, butter beans, crisp pearl barley, potato daphine, sage and rosemary cream, spring onion. Autumn menu now featuring at Blackwood Ridge Garden Room. @goodfoodau @gourmettraveller @visitvictoria @9postcards @visitmacedonranges @visitmelbourne @timeoutmelbourne
  • Autumn days. Colours popping everywhere at Blackwood Ridge. #maple #japanesemaple #autumncolour #opengardenvictoria #bluesky #sunnyday #visitmacedonranges #daylesfordmacedonranges
  • #gnocchi is making an appearance on the #autumn menu at Blackwood Ridge Garden Room. 3rd course Vegetarian option ‘Hand made potato gnocchi with butternut squash, maple and pepper, baby rocket, shaved Parmesan on tarragon, whey & cream. @broadsheet_melb @goodfoodau @gourmettraveller @visitvictoria #opengardensvictoria #daylesfordmacedonranges #kitchengarden @bhgaus @9postcards
  • Morning walks …
  • Boston ivy illuminating the old nursery building at Blackwood Ridge
  • This could be the best dessert I’ve created to date for set menu at Blackwood Ridge Garden Room, encompassing all the best things of autumn - hazelnuts, dark chocolate, fig, caramel and tonka syrup, frangelico figs and crisp parsnip on a honey pana cotta. Autumn menu is available to late June. Bookings can be found in bio. I really hope you can come and enjoy this regards Chef/Horticulturalist James @blackwoodridge #autumn #chocolate #figs #frangelico #parsnip #tonka #pannacottadessert #honey #dessertsofinstagram #finedining #smallrestaurant #onehouroutofmelbourne #australiangourmettraveller #gourmettraveller #betterhomesandgardens #daylesfordmacedonranges @goodfoodau
  • One of the many cultivars of #maple in our gardens Ō kagami’ #japanesemaple also know as the ‘Mirror’ Maple named after its vibrant autumn colour that has a defined reflective quality. #autumncolour #japanesegarden #opengardensvictoria #visitvictoria #daylesfordmacedonranges #visitmacedonranges
  • Colourful #autumnleaves are coating the grounds at Blackwood Ridge. Autumn Blaze Maples are real standout at the moment. #maples #redmaple #opengardensvictoria #autumnscenery #visitvictoria #daylesfordmacedonranges #landscapephotography
  • View to the deck. April 19th 2024.
  • The #autumnmenu is now featuring at Blackwood Ridge inspired by the #autumn garden this dish is #duckbreast with poached quince, orange, raddichio, stracciatella, polenta and cured beetroot. One of our 3rd courses on the set menu. #autumnvibes #kitchengarden #onehouroutofmelbourne #gourmettraveller #daylesfordmacedonranges #finedining #visitvictoria #visitmacedonranges
Flowers really do intoxicate me… Vita Sackville-West

Blackwood Ridge Gardens

An introduction


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At the heart of Blackwood Ridge lies The Plantsman's Garden, a horticultural marvel that showcases the passion and expertise of its dedicated owners. This meticulously curated garden is a testament to their deep love for plants and their commitment to creating a haven of botanical beauty.

As you meander through The Plantsman's Garden, you'll encounter a captivating assortment of plants sourced from various corners of the world. Japanese Maples, with their delicate leaves ablaze in hues of red, orange, and gold, bring a touch of elegance and grace. Dogwoods add a whimsical touch with their graceful branches and clusters of exquisite blooms.

The garden also boasts a stunning display of Rhododendrons, which contribute bursts of vibrant hues, ranging from fiery reds to soft pinks and purples. Rhododendrons, with their lush foliage and impressive flower clusters, create breathtaking displays of color and beauty. Every turn reveals a new wonder, as the garden surprises and delights with its flowering perennials, rare and dwarf grafted Conifers, and an extensive collection of exotic ornamental plants from Northeast Asia.

The Plantsman's Garden at Blackwood Ridge invites visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquility and serenity of this horticultural oasis. The carefully curated paths guide you through enchanting corners, where rare and captivating plants thrive in harmony with their surroundings. This hidden gem provides a sanctuary where plant enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking solace can find respite and inspiration.

The Plantsman's Garden provides a heightened and intimate experience for guests dining at the restaurant, as an exquisite touch of exclusivity, restuarnt guests are treated to complimentary access to the private gardens during their visit. However, for the general public, there is a nominal fee of $12 per person to explore and immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty and diverse botanical wonders of Blackwood Ridge. These secluded gardens, open on Fridays to Sundays, extend an invitation to everyone to embark on a captivating journey of discovery and profound appreciation. By paying the nominal fee, individuals from the general public can delve into the realm of Blackwood Ridge, experiencing the meticulously cultivated oasis and immersing themselves in its enchanting allure.


Trading Hours :

Restaurant Trading Hours :      

Our restaurant will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, offering a delectable 4-course lunch experience starting at 12:30 pm.

Public Holiday Closures:

Kindly be informed that the restaurant will be closed on all public holidays.

Complimentary Garden Access :

We are delighted to offer our restaurant guests complimentary access to the private gardens during their visit. Immerse yourself in the beauty of our gardens while enjoying your dining experience.

Open Gardens :

Our gardens are open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm. A nominal entry fee of $12.00 per adult is applicable, and children can enter for free.

Restaurant bookings :

Bookings are required for Lunch.

Our lunch is a  4 course set menu at $112 per person. Bookings can be made clicking the button below.

Lunch service is one sitting on Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 12.30pm service is approximately 2hrs. Menu can be found here

How to find us:

Blackwood Ridge is located in the Daylesford Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia.

Our Address  is 812 Greenhills Road, Blackwood Victoria 3458,

You can find us on google maps.