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The Big Bouquet is a modern, working cut flower farm and alpaca stud located in Healesville in the heart of the Yarra Valley, only an hour from Melbourne. Take the opportunity to visit and look behind the scenes. Learn firsthand about the growing of top quality gerberas and the breeding of alpacas.

A guided tour of The Big Bouquet will take you into the massive three acre glasshouse in which the gerberas are grown and will introduce you to all the aspects involved in producing these stunning cut flowers.

The educational display in the visitor centre will lead you through the fascinating science of gerbera propagation and growth. Flowers, plants and seeds are available for purchase. The tour also includes an informative talk on alpacas, and an opportunity to take a close look at these friendly creatures.

For visitors wanting to enter the alpaca industry there are animals for sale and ongoing support and advice is all part of the after-sale service offered by The Big Bouquet.

All attractions are under cover. In the glasshouse you can enjoy the comfort of a minimum year-round temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. There is full wheelchair access to all attractions.

In the gift shop you will find an extensive range of alpaca products, ranging from raw fleeces right through to luxurious garments made from alpaca fibre blended with silk. The range includes coats, scarves, wraps, jumpers, cardigans, hats, gloves, knitting yarns, blankets, socks, throw rugs and slippers. The shop also carries a range of locally produced culinary delights.

The cafe serves light lunches, Devonshire teas, cakes and great coffees. All this accompanied by a friendly chat. For visitors preferring to take their own food, picnic facilities are available in the park and there is even a playground for the kids.

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Price & booking

Cost

Type Entry cost
Adult
Rate is for guided tours of the glasshouse and the alpaca stud. Entry to the property is free. The guided tour includes tea or coffee. Please contact for package prices for groups of ten or more. Children under 12 free of charge for the tour.
$12.50
Pensioners
Rate is for guided tours of the glasshouse and the alpaca stud. Entry to the property is free. The guided tour includes tea or coffee.
$12.00
Payment methods accepted
Cash Only MasterCard Visa Card

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Local directions:

Maroondah Highway from Lilydale, before entering Healesville township turn right towards Woori Yallock and then first right into Barak Lane.

Facilities:
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Access without assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Sheltered area
  • Shop
Activities:
  • Farm/Station
  • Shopping
  • Animal Viewing
Opening hours:
  • Open seven days a week
    10:00am - 5:00pm
    The farm is open seven days a week from 10:00am till 5:00pm with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day. Tours run three times a day at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Memberships:
  • Australian Regional Tourism Network
  • Visitor Information Centre
Accessibility:

All attractions have full wheelchair access, concrete pathways throughout and handrails in bathrooms