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Melba's Garden Walk

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Coombe Yarra Valley - Melba's Garden Walk

Seven acres of stunning gardens, landscaped over one hundred years ago, provide an evocative and romantic setting for weddings, photographs and private events.

Behind the six hundred metres of cypress hedge lie a succession of terraced lawns, native, Italian and vegetable gardens, a croquet lawn, an old tennis court, a newly established rose arbour and the oldest swimming pool in Victoria.

The gardens contain rare plants and beautiful old world trees, including an English oak rumoured to be over 180 years old.

When attending Melba's Garden Walk please note; the walk is a guided walking tour of Dame Nellie Melba’s garden. The tour takes approximately one hour. The walking route follows an unsealed and sometimes uneven pathway. It is not undercover and there are no toilets along the route.

Melba's Garden is only able to be accessed via a guided tour only. Bookings are essential. Group bookings of 12 or more are available on Wednesday's and Thursday's only. Melba's Garden is closed on all Public Holidays.

Price & booking

Price

$25.00

Includes morning or afternoon tea (scones and coffee or tea).

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Days of operation:
  • Departure details: 12/12/16 - 01/01/01

    Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Sat: 11:30am - 12:30pm

Tour operator

Coombe Farm was once the home of legendary soprano Dame Nellie Melba and is still owned and operated by her direct descendants, the Vestey family. The Coombe Farm vineyard was established in the 1990s and is located just north-east of Coldstream, approximately 60 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne.

Specialising in varieties historically suited to the Yarra Valley region, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet sauvignon, Coombe Farms's range of wines also includes other less common varieties such as pinot gris and viognier, as well as a traditional style of sparkling chardonnay. Wine tastings are available at the cellar door.

Coombe - The Melba Estate is situated behind the hedge of Melba's Coombe Cottage property in Coldstream. The newly restored historic motor house and stable block houses the cellar door as well as a 150-seat restaurant, a provedore store stocking products made on site by the chefs and a gallery where you can learn more about the legend of Dame Nellie Melba.

Conducted tours of the gardens are held twice daily at 10:00am and 2:00pm everyday except Sunday and public holidays.

Bookings are essential.