Cruden Farm

Langwarrin, VIC, 3910

Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm is the beloved former home of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. More than eighty years in the making and the heart of a working farm, the garden has been carefully shaped and loved by Dame Elisabeth, and for over 45 years - Michael Morrison. From the iconic lemon-scented gum drive through to the scented Picking Garden and Ornamental Lake, Cruden Farm offers an escape from surrounding suburbia.

Opening Times

Cruden Farm is open Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) and once a month on a Sunday.From Saturday 2nd January 2021, Cruden Farm will be open throughout January from Wednesday to Sunday (excluding public holidays) and will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.We welcome visitors between 10 am and 4 pm

Entry Fee: $20

$35 per person for Garden Entry + Tour (Bookings essential) via website - info@crudenfarm.com.au or call (03) 9789 1676$20 per person Garden Entry only (50% discount offered - January to February 2021)Children under 16 years FREEEntry via Cranhaven Drive - farm gate opposite house number 10No Pets allowed

Warning: Water in the garden, Uneven surfaces, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • 60 Cranbourne Road
  • Langwarrin, VIC, 3910

Note: Entry located on Cranhaven Drive via farm gate.

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Mediteranean

Summer avg. Max: 24°C Winter avg. Min: 6°C
Avg Frost Days:3
 
Annual Rainfall avg: 831mm. Summer avg. 160mm.
No. of rainy days: 54 Winter avg. 241mm.

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Garden Guide

Cruden Farm, consisting of some 90 acres of old orchards and farming land, was acquired by Sir Keith Murdoch in 1928, and over the years the adjoining property of 45 acres has been added. The original cottage was of no particular merit. The garden wa ...

Visitor Comments

Wonderful place to visit and enjoy beautiful gardens lake and ducks farm make this a thoroughly enchanting and relaxing day for all ages.
Lorraine - April 2018
A wonderful garden to visit - I especially love the old walled gardens, the huge old trees screening the house in the big turning circle, and the curving drive with its lemon-scented gums - all originally the work of noted landscape designer Edna Walling around 1930.
Freya - April 2018
This website prompted me to fulfill a long standing desire to visit Cruden Farm on a trip to Melbourne in January 2017. It was a real pleasure to spend time strolling through the beautiful and peaceful surrounds of this significant family estate. Highly recommended. Alida
Alida - February 2017
What a beautiful garden to visit - such a tribute to Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. Enjoy!
Betty - September 2015
Most beautiful garden and so close to Melbourne
Judy - January 2015

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