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.

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Topiary Workshop - Wed Oct 3, 10am-11.30am

Over the past 18 years we have planted thousands of hedging plants. Our formal parterre gardens are filled with buxus, and buxus forms the fun and original topiary structures. Murraya, Vibernum and Crepe Myrtles hide The Secret Garden from view. Tall Bay Trees and Conifers are shaped, Chinese Elms and Oaks are pleached, Quince, Kaffir Lime Pomegranate and guava bushes form more hedges. Join Alan Maxwell, Head Gardener, on our next Open Day and learn the art of successful topiary growing. You will be provided with all materials and take your potted plant home. $85.00 Bookings Essential on our website. Link above.

We have a whimsical informal veggie garden also - with several topiary sculptures.

Limited Topiary and hedging plants are able to be purchased from our small plant nursery.

Our next Open Day is Wednesday October 3, 2018.  More Info »

Opening Times

Merribee is Open to the Public on the first Wednesday of each month. Our next Open Day is Wednesday October 3, 2018. Entry is $5 pp. We have a small kiosk operating on Open Days. $12.50 includes Tea/Coffee, Cake and Garden Entry.

Private Garden Tours can be arranged with Head Gardener, Alan Maxwell. Morning/Afternoon Tea including sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cakes, tea and coffee is provided. $35 pp including garden entry. Minimum tour size is 12 pp.

Entry Fee: $5

Entrance is $5pp. Children under 12 are free.

On Public Open Days you are able to have Tea/Coffee, Cake and Garden Entry inclusive for $12.50.

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 ...

Spring Open Garden!! Wednesday October 3!

Merribee is open to the Public on Wednesday October 3. Some early roses have started to bloom and it is a beautiful fresh early springtime to view the gardens.

We will be open to the public every first Wednesday of the month with a small kiosk operating. You can have tea/coffee and cake, along with garden entry included, for $12.50.  More Info »

Private Rose Tours with Afternoon Tea!!

The roses at Merribee are a mixture of old English, old French and David Austin, with one or two Australian/New Zealand ones. They are all deliciously fragrant, and hardy, having been grown in the rose paddocks. We have 1,000 bushes in total.

We have currently just finished our pruning! From mid-October as the roses begin to bloom again why not arrange your group to visit us. Our Head Gardener, Alan Maxwell will be happy to provide a private tour of the gardens, including all the rose gardens. You will also have a morning or afternoon tea provided, including sandwiches, home made scones with jam and cream, cakes, tea and coffee. This, including garden entry is $35 per person.). We require a minimum of 12 people to run a tour. You are also most welcome to choose which roses you would like, and we'll cut and have them ready for you to take with you as you leave the gardens (additional cost applies.)
Please speak with Zara Tel 0418 476 080.

Arrange a Private Tour of our Lavender Fields!!

Join us in very late November, all of December to delight in the sensory beauty of our lavender paddocks. We have 1,000 bushes of commercial grade English lavender, to wander through.

Our Head Gardener, Alan Maxwell will be happy to provide a private tour of the gardens, including the lavender fields.

You will also have a morning or afternoon tea provided, including sandwiches, home made scones with jam and cream, cakes, tea and coffee. This, including garden entry is $35 per person. We require a minimum of 12 people to run a tour. You are also most welcome to have a bunch of lavender cut (and roses should you wish) and we'll cut and have them ready for you to take with you as you leave the gardens (additional cost applies.)

Should you wish to have a sunset tour of the garden, with champagne and canaps, please let us know. $45 pp includes champagne, canaps and tour.

To arrange for us to open the gardens of for your group, please speak with Zara Tel 0418 476 080.

Stay Mid-Week and Have Merribee all to Yourself!

You are most welcome to stay mid-week and have Merribee 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 www.merribee.com.au  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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