The Gardens

Beautiful colonial gardens in Mount Macedon

Cameron Lodge Cottage & Gardens

phone:  03 5348 4422
767 Mount Macedon Road, Mount Macedon VIC 3441

Mount Macedon's renowned colonial garden

The garden at Cameron Lodge is richly populated with all sorts of species of trees and plants, many of which date back 100 years or more. When you come to stay at The Cottage, you can enjoy endless walks beneath the canopy of these ancient trees and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Surrounded by cypress, spruce, beech, elm, and oak trees, Cameron Lodge is a naturalist’s haven. This gorgeous locale will surely tempt many a visitor to explore a bit further and into the incredible Mount Macedon and other fantastic locations near the grounds.

Stroll through the gardens of Cameron Lodge

Spanning more than four hectares of land, the European-style gardens at Cameron Lodge create an idyllic setting for anyone who wants to get away from the busyness of everyday life. If you’re looking for rest and relaxation, there’s surely no better place to visit.

The unique climate of Mount Macedon, combined with fertile and varied soil types has resulted in a wealth of wonderful plant life, all cultivated to great effect within these gorgeous grounds.

Ensconced within the grounds of an historic hill station – one of the oldest in Australia – Cameron Lodge still encapsulates the essence of the era in which it was created.

While exploring the grounds, you may even stumble upon some interesting architectural gems. The exquisite garden design contains original stonework terraces, with the classical Temple of the Winds, designed in 1932, set on its very own island.

Cameron Lodge is considered to have one of Australia’s most important colonial gardens, and some of our individual trees and gardens are even registered with the National Trust! Lined with herbaceous borders and sweeping lawns, this space full of horticultural and botanical significance.

What to expect each season

Spring: In Spring you’ll find Camellias, Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Lupins and much more to enjoy. This season is filled with florals, and you’ll likely spot something new every day!

Summer: As the spring show fades, the garden puts on its summer coat as the Oaks, Beech, Elms and Maples get their leaves. Meanwhile, the Hydrangeas produce massive flower heads and Agapanthus and Japanese Wind Flowers start to bloom.

Autumn: As the temperature starts to drop, the leaves begin to change colour, transforming the garden into a sea of vibrant reds, oranges and yellows.

Winter:  The garden goes into its most dormant state as the cold weather descends. This is the cue for great swathes of the Hellebores to brighten up the garden. Time to put the fire on!

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