Lubra Bend Garden

Garden and Property

The Lubra Bend landscape, located at the heart of the Yarra Valley, features a glorious Guilford Bell house set amongst an established garden of camellias, magnolias, oaks and a Phillip Johnson designed dry garden, cascading 600m to the Yarra River, with expansive views over to the Great Dividing Range.

The garden itself covers 10 acres of sloping landscape down to the stunning Yarra River frontage lined by native and remnant vegetation.

History and Ethos

For 50,000 years the Wurundjeri people have lived and thrived in the Yarra Valley.

Rosemary Simpson and her husband came to Lubra Bend in 2000 and, in 2007, she engaged Philip Johnson to  create a new dry garden and cascade descending 600 metres to the Yarra River. 

These days, the garden also boasts a significant Australian rose garden, an orchard, an olive grove, an acacia walk and a labyrinth. 

Rosemary's passion is to save our precious water and to preserve our marvellous landscape.


Lubra Bend will reopen in August for small group tours of 10 to 15 people midweek. 

Bookings can be made via the website.

Groups can arive from 10.00am until12.30pm

Cost $20.00/person

Recommend time 1 hour

 30 Camellias will be in full bloom in August.