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Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia's oldest and most famous hedge maze, a beautiful circular rose maze, and the year round flowering Lavender Labyrinth, all set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens.The traditional hedge Maze is planted with more than 1000 cypress trees and thousands of metres of pathways. Now more than three metres high and two metres thick, the Maze keeper clips the hedges three times a year to keep it sculpted into a curvaceous challenge that will delight and inspire.The Lavender Labyrinth is planted with year round flowering lavender and the view from the centre over the lavender rows is spectacular. More than 3000 lavender plants are planted overlooking the impressive Arboretum, and the Lavender display gardens features more than 40 different lavenders, providing an insight into the history of lavender.Ashcombe's circular rose maze was the first of its kind planted in the world with 1200 rose bushes of over 200 varieties chosen for their colour and perfume. The object is to find your way to the centre and then find your way out, or you can just stop and smell the roses.Visitors are welcome to wander through the gardens on the self guided Garden Discovery Trail. The famous Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt is fun for all ages.The Ashcombe Maze Cafe features vaulted ceilings and towering windows overlooking the gardens. The fully licensed café offers hearty breakfasts, light lunches and snacks featuring local produce, great coffee and a selection of delicious cakes and cookies, all homemade on the premises. The Lavender scones are a must to try.Summer, autumn, winter and spring there is always something beautiful to be experienced at Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens.
The easiest way to get to Ashcombe Maze is to follow the M1 (Monash Freeway) from Melbourne and take the Mornington Peninsula/Hastings exit. This will lead you onto the Westernport Highway (A780) and lead you to Hastings. Keep following the "Flinders" road signs (C777) and look out for the brown tourist Ashcombe Maze signs to guide you to Shoreham which is located 7 kilometres before the township of Flinders.
Closed on Christmas Day. Extended hours during summer holidays. Also part of the Mornington Peninsula Attractions Pass. Please check website for further details.