The Gardens at Blackwood Ridge

  • Miscanthus ‘Flamingo’ was gifted to us from our lovely friend Vicki from @westcottcottageaccommodation sourced from @lambleynursery and it has been a real show stopper in our @pietoudolf inspired garden at @blackwoodridge . #landscapephotography #melbournegardens #daylesfordmacedonranges #showgardens #gardensillustrated #homebeautiful #countrystylemagazineaustralia
  • Late summer magic at Blackwood Ridge with the Heleniums competing with the Miscanthus. #summergarden #pietoudolf #newperennialmovement #landscapearchitect #blackwoodridgegardens #opengardensvictoria #miscanthus #helenium #showgarden #daylesfordmacedonranges #visitvictoria #visitmacedonranges #visitmelbourne
  • Summer menu at Blackwood Ridge. 1. Wagyu, Celeriac & Popped Barley. 2.Swordfish, Lovage & Dill. 3. White Chocolate, Raspberry & Fennel Pollen. 4. Limoncello Savarin, Basil & Strawberry. For more details check out our bio in the link above. Summer menu is available until Sunday 24th March. #gardenroomrestaurant #smallrestaurant #outdoordining #onehouroutofmelbourne #gourmettraveller #goodfoodau #daylesfordmacedonranges #foodiesmelbourne #kitchengarden
  • Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Hint of Gold’ the hero of this photo, late summer at Blackwood Ridge
  • One of our imported cultivars from Europe, Heliopsis helianthoides var scabra ‘Bleeding Hearts’ striking blooms float on purple foliage. Looking stunning late summer. #heliopsis #landscapedesign #opengardensvictoria #perennials
  • Late summer glow with smoke haze highlighting the ‘show garden’ at Blackwood Ridge. #summerlight #blackwoodridgegardens #opengardensvictoria #perennials
  • Autumn is creeping closer and we are seeing some of the best autumn flowering perennials starting to bloom a real show stopper Rudbeckia ‘Autumn Colours’ #autumnperennials #landscapedesign #hotborder #opengardensvictoria #gardensillustrated #summerblooms #daylesfordmacedonranges #onehouroutofmelbourne
  • Gardening is always full of surprises and inspiration and this summer we have the pleasure of having a bicolour water lily putting on a beautiful display. The cultivar is called ‘Wanvisa’ which often illudes the bicolour flower for those who grow it. In fact causing a real sensation in Tongxin Park in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality recently. #waterlily #tongxinpark #cgntv #chongqing #blackwoodridgegardens #wanvisa #睡莲 #beautifuldestinations #gardensofinstagram #opengardensvictoria #gardeningaustralia #gardensillustratedmagazine #bluelotuswatergarden #japanesewatergardens
  • Beautiful summer weather at Blackwood Ridge
  • Perfect time of year to sharpen the formal garden with some well timed pruning. #blackwoodridgegardens #summergarden #topiary #outdoorliving #landscapedesign
  • The gardens at Blackwood Ridge are buzzing with pollinators this Summer. It’s a beautiful time of the year for flowering perennials with the summer succession underway. @gardens_illustrated @gardenersworldtv @lostmagazine #opengardensvictoria #visitdaylesford #macedonrangesmustdo #daylesfordmacedonlife #pollinatorgarden #pietoudolf #landscapedesign #bhgaus #liatris
  • First summer harvest Raspberries this Summer have inspired our latest creation for the upcoming summer menu. ‘Raspberry & red wine confiture, fennel pollen crème, calvados and raspberry gel, caramelised coconut crumb, raspberry and white chocolate semi freddo and tuile biscuit’ @lostmagazine @goodfoodau @gourmettraveller #daylesfordmacedonranges #onehouroutofmelbourne #visitmelbourne #visitvictoria #visithepburnshire #opengardensvictoria #timeoutmelbourne
Flowers really do intoxicate me… Vita Sackville-West

Blackwood Ridge Gardens

An introduction


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.