Cruden FarmA place for people, plants and artworks

Open Days with Guided Tours

Open Days at Cruden Farm offer a very relaxed and friendly Sunday experience. The property was left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for people to enjoy and consists of wondrous manicured gardens and peaceful walking areas, set amongst interesting bushland around the lake and the lagoon. The sights and scents at Cruden Farm alter dramatically throughout the seasons and there are many rare and old plants and trees to be discovered. You can pre-book a detailed garden tour or just bring a picnic and wander through the whole 25 acres of Cruden Farm between 10.00am and 4.00pm on Open Day. (Pre-paid Garden Entry + Guided Tour $35.00 pp, or Garden Entry $20.00 pp).



There will be no Open Day in December 2017.

Sunday 21st January, 2018
Sunday 18th February, 2018
Sunday 25th March, 2018


Open Day Garden Tours must be pre-paid by close of business the Thursday prior to your preferred Open Day date.


Payments can be made electronically to BSB 083 088 Account 845 726 153 or via calling the Cruden Farm office on 9789 1676.

Hours: 10am–4pm (gates open 9.30am) (gates close at 4pm) Tour commences at 10am sharp


Garden Entry $20.00 pp Enquire now
Garden Entry & Guided Tour $35.00 pp Enquire now


Please note that refreshments are not available on these days, but guests are welcome to picnic in the gardens.

Special Events

Cruden Farm is a host venue for charitable and community based organisations. Ticket prices for these events vary and are set by individual organisations.

COUNTRY CAROLS – Sunday 17th December, 2017

—All enquires to St Thomas Church Langwarrin. Telephone – 9789 7302

Private Functions
Please contact us for fees and information regarding private functions, hosting events and photography at Cruden Farm.


Private Groups

Enjoy the gardens with your group, arrange a tour and/or book a home-cooked morning or afternoon tea (15 guest minimum). Strictly by appointment.

Garden Entry $20.00 pp
Garden Entry & Refreshments $35.00 pp
Garden Entry & Guided Tour $35.00 pp
The Whole Experience (all of the above) $50.00 pp

Book for private groups
If you wish to organise a private visit, please email us for more information.

General Information

Bookings are essential, no pets allowed.

EFTPOS & cash
Small gift range, bottled water & books for sale

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Getting Here

Cruden Farm is approximately one hour from Melbourne CBD by car.

Cruden Farm
60 Cranbourne Road
Langwarrin Victoria 3910

By car
Enter via Cranhaven Road entrance (located opposite 10 Cranhaven Rd) and park where directed.

GPS Coordinates
Latitude -38.156656
Longitude -145.180871

By public transport
From Melbourne, catch Frankston train to Frankston.

From Frankston, bus routes 789, 790 & 791 all pass Cruden Farm.
Alternatively, catch a taxi from the train station (approx. 5km).