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Gardens & agriculture

Open Garden at Bishopscourt, East Melbourne

0427 997 880

1 - 2 Apr 2017

Bishopscourt has a very special place in Melbourne’s garden history and is a delight to visit. In addition to enjoying the stunning surroundings, attend a talk on the 'insect hotel' at 1:00pm and a talk on beekeeping at 2:00pm on Saturday, April 1.

Founded in 1848, Bishopscourt is one of the oldest properties in East Melbourne and is the official residence of the Anglican Archbishop of Melbourne. The garden was designed in the Gardenesque style and features extensive plantings, sweeping lawns and fruit and vegetables all interwoven with a series of serpentine paths.

Resident bishops and archbishops and their families have all enjoyed the garden and made their own contributions to it over the decades. In the last 16 years, volunteers have established regular working bees and made massive efforts to restore and breathe new life into this beautiful garden.

Original paths have been uncovered, garden beds rejuvenated and replanted and significant trees preserved. The garden continues to be maintained by volunteers today. The house and garden are both included on the Victorian Heritage Register and 18 trees are included on the citation.

Content: Victorian Open Gardens Scheme Incorporated, trading as Open Gardens Victoria

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Free for visitors under 18