Alowyn Gardens

Alowyn Gardens provides an informative and educational experience for anyone interested not only in gardening, but also the enjoyment of a beautiful garden. It has been designed with shade and comfort in mind.The gardens have been developed into six distinct areas all leading from one magnificent 100-metre long wisteria and rose covered arbor. The total garden space takes up approximately 4 acres.The six areas are:
- the Perennial Border Garden 
- the Dry Garden
- the Edible Garden
- the Forest Garden
- the Parterre Garden
- the Display Gardens

"Alowyn" has a delightful sitting area - the Maple Courtyard. Up to 100 visitors can be catered for in comfort and shade. The kiosk has coffee, tea, cool drinks and cakes available at all times. The Courtyard also features a Giant Chessboard!

There is an exciting large plant nursery to explore with a range of really interesting plants to entice the keen gardener. Perennials, herbs, trees, shrubs, native plants, water plants, roses, groundcovers and succulents to name a few. 

Opening Hours: Every day of the week: 10am - 5pm.

Closed month of July and Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Group Bookings by appointment. Wedding enquiries welcome. 

Things to do nearby

Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery

Delight in the experience of tasting, seeing and indulging in quality products in our spectacular showroom and cafe nestled amongst sweeping valley vistas. Open 9am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day).

Rae's Restaurant

Raes Restaurant is located at Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa. Tantalise your taste buds with an unforgettable dining experience, where our Executive Chef proudly incorporates the best of local produce and to top it off our wines which add lots of flavour.

Places to Stay Nearby

From rustic, vineyard cottages to luxurious resort-style offerings, there is an accommodation option to suit your taste and budget in the Yarra Valley.

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa

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On entry, the oak lined drive takes the visitor to a contemporary designed rammed earth Cellar door that houses a wine tasting and wine museum beside the cafe and restaurant.

The Cellar Door and Restaurant is simple, yet stylish for both casual and formal dining. Using fresh...

Sunflower Cottage

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Sunflower Cottage is quality built with relaxation in mind and can comfortably sleep six (6) people. Farm setting with lovely views. Our facilities include reverse cycle air conditioning & ceiling fans, Coonara wood fire, fully equipped kitchen, LCD TV & DVD and a gas BBQ & outdoor...

Art at Linden Gate

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Three delightful mud brick cottages set on a large property close to Yarra Glen with wonderful views. Full breakfast supplies are provided.

Stunning art gallery including works from artist in residence Ernst Fries is open 10-5 Friday to Monday and every day during school holidays and...