Cruden Farm is one of Victoria’s most exciting green spaces. It is a place of public recreation, located less than an hour from Melbourne.

Visit Cruden Farm – a special place left by Dame Elisabeth Murdoch for the people to enjoy, that is now managed by a charitable trust.

Cruden Farm acknowledges the ongoing custodianship of the Bunurong people and Boon Wurung people of the southeastern Kulin Nation. We recognise their continuing connection to the land, water and community. We pay our respects to all First Nations people, their ancestors and elders, past, present and future.


Opening hours

Cruden Farm is open throughout the year from Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays)             10 am–4 pm, and once a month on a Sunday.

Cruden Farm will be closed for garden entry on:

  • Monday 22 August
  • Wednesday 14 & Thursday 15 September
  • Monday 3 October 
  • Tuesday 25 October 


Extreme Weather  – On occasions of extreme weather, Cruden Farm will have to be close to the public.  If you have pre-booked tickets for a day when we cannot welcome you, please contact us to organise a refund or to book for another day.  Thank you…

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