Skipton, VIC, 3361

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Join us for the Mooramong Spode and Lalique Expo. We open our beautiful Edna Walling designed garden for Special Events through the year and at other times for Group Tours by appointment only. Explore nearly 3 acres of rolling lawns and colourful gardens at this amazing National Trust property, with its magnificent Hollywood inspired Art Deco homestead.

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Spode and Lalique Expo

Glamorous Hollywood actress Claire Adams & her wealthy Australian husband Scobie Mackinnon's history will be well & truly be on display at Mooramong homestead, with an expo of the family's exceptional collection of Spode, Lalique & glass tableware, together with silverware not previously exhibited.

As a finale to the 80th Anniversary celebrations of this extraordinary property, a unique opportunity is offered to view some very fine examples of fashionable 1930's tastes in Victoria.  More Info »

Opening Dates/Times

Last open May 2019 Check later for future dates
Warning: Water in the garden, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • Skipton, VIC, 3361

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Mediteranean

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 4°C
Avg Frost Days:22
Annual Rainfall avg: 687mm. Summer avg. 125mm.
No. of rainy days: 40 Winter avg. 195mm.

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There are many colourful flower beds at Mooramong, in both the inner and outer gardens, including a lovely sunken garden with low stone walls adjacent to the pool cabana. There are a number of rare plants in the gardens and also some uncommon and quite unusual trees in the 12 acres of parkland within the homestead precinct.


When Claire Adams Mackinnon arrived at Mooramong in 1938 with her husband Donald 'Scobie' Mackinnon, she almost immediately set about re-modelling the homestead into a building much more familiar to her in style, something that was at that time straight out of contemporary Hollywood. Complimentary Guided Tours of this extraordinary residence will be available from 12.00 - 2.00 at our annual events, in between having a good time.


The Edna Walling influence can be clearly seen in this area, which features rolling lawns and meandering garden beds amongst some interesting established trees. The original watercolour design for the garden by Edna Walling can be viewed inside Mooramong homestead. Bring picnic chairs or a rug and thoroughly enjoy these beautiful surroundings.


ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ON-SITE. There are also three charming and extremely well appointed 3BR cottages located within the homestead precinct, each with their own lovely gardens. So why not get a group of friends and book in to stay for the weekend. You can even bring your bestest four-legged friends along to really enjoy the property's space and seclusion! Surrounded by lovely gardens within a parklike setting that includes many established trees, an orchard, tennis court and a number of historic outbuildings, the property is a very peaceful retreat from the busy modern world.  More Info »

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