Numbaa, NSW, 2540

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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, and with the assistance of horticulturist James Thompson, it has been fashioned into a garden rich with diverse plantings of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. The gardens are open Wednesdays, or by appointment for private tour groups.

Opening Times

Our garden is presently closed -- until Covid19 passes

[ Normally open on Wednesdays 10am to 3pm.
or, by appointment. ]

Entry Fee: $5

Open Wednesdays. Private Garden tours with Andrew, our head gardener by appointment, for groups of 12 or more.
Watch also for listed special events.

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

Established in 1850 - a short history.

Merribee's kaleidoscope of a garden features 2km of pathways that weave through some of the most diverse plantings of trees, shrubs and plants in Australia.

The botanical rooms of this 19th-century estate ...

The Gardens

Wander through the formal garden rooms, including the Rose Garden, the hedged Potager Garden, the walled Snow Pear Garden, the Cottage Garden, Crepe Myrtle Walk, the Herb Garden, the Lavender Paddock, the Bunya Bunya Copse and finish up at the adjoining hedging, topiary and rose nursery.
The grounds display an embarrassment of earthly riches - the fragrances waft from every nook and cranny, the birdlife is as vibrant as the garden's rainbow palette and the edible fruits range from mango, guava and apple to pomegranate, passionfruit and avocados. The estate is also home to beehives that yield the sweetest Merribee honey.  More Info »

Luxury Accommodation

Choose our gorgeous Main House updated to incorporate modern elements, it provides accommodation for up to 8 guests with wide wrap-around verandas and views onto the garden from all rooms .
Or, The Silo that we completely renovated from a derelict concrete silo structure and converted it into romantic accommodation for couples marrying or staying at Merribee.  More Info »

Weddings & Events

Merribee is a premium wedding destination on the NSW South Coast which gives you the freedom to tailor your wedding to your precise style. We're thrilled you're considering holding a special event with us.  More Info »

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