Merribee

Numbaa, NSW, 2540

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Merribee is an historic house with 7 acres of ornate gardens. 2km of level pathways wind through the botanical rooms of this 19th-century estate. They range from the Rose Garden, where 1,000 David Austin, Old English and Old French rose bushes beguile with their fragrant aroma, and the formal potager garden, to the Secret Garden, the formal parterre and Italian gardens, the topiary gardens and the Lavender Paddock where 1,000 lavender bushes transport visitors to the fields of France's provence.

Opening Times

Merribee is open to the public twice a year during Rose Season and Lavender Season. Entry is $5 pp. More information closer to the time.

We offer workshops in the garden and have a small kiosk operating - serving delicious locally roasted Daily Grind Coffee, Tea and a selection of muffins and cakes (GF available).

Private Garden Tours can be arranged by appointment - Tuesday to Thursday - with our Head Gardener, Alan Maxwell. Minimum tour size is 12 people.

Entry Fee: $5

Entry is $5 pp. .

Warning: Water in the garden

Location & Contact Info

  • 660 Comerong Island Road
  • Numbaa, NSW, 2540

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Warm Temperate

Summer avg. Max: 26°C Winter avg. Min: 8°C
Avg Frost Days:0
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 1152mm. Summer avg. 332mm.
No. of rainy days: 51 Winter avg. 238mm.

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Garden Guide

Merribee's garden spans seven acres of sensory splendour. Since purchasing the property in 2000, it's been an evolving masterpiece for Lucy and Richard Marshall. Plant life flourishes in this coastal land, which was first settled in the mid-1800s as ...

Stay at Merribee Mid-Week!

You are most welcome to stay at Merribee mid-week and have the place all to yourself! The Old Cottage sleeps up to 8 people (3 queen bedrooms) and 2 singles in one room off one of the Queen rooms. Full gourmet kitchen.

In addition, or alternatively, a couple can stay in our luxury, renovated Grain Silo. Full details are able to be seen on our website.  More Info »

Visitor Comments

I visited Merribee last Wednesday, great to find a garden open mid-week, and what a delightful garden, quirky, formal, relaxing, so many different plantings, roses, lavender, hydrangeas and especially loved sitting under a collection of white crepe myrtles, sitting on lovely white mismatched tables and chairs, having lunch, which I ordered from the vintage caravan. Definitely will make a return visit, as I was told by the very informative gardener that the camellias put on an amazing show later and there are plans to further develop the garden in the future.
Sharyn - January 2018

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