Sundays at Cruden Farm offer a relaxed and friendly 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 and lakes. The sights and scents at Cruden Farm constantly alter throughout the seasons and there are many plants and trees to be discovered.
In July, we will take you through and beyond the inner garden, to explore the rest of the property on a special half day adventure. There is an amazing bank of precious Coral Fern tucked away at Cruden Farm and there are acres of farm land, complete with happy black Angus cows. We’ll teach you some things about pruning in general (it’s not all about the roses!) composting and offer general garden maintenance ideas. To reward you for coming out in the depths of winter, we’ll light a camp fire and share freshly baked damper bread and billy tea. Come on – be brave and spend some time visiting elements of Cruden Farm that people usually never get to see… (BYO scarf and beanie essential!)
Once a month throughout the year, Cruden Farm is open on a Sunday, when you can take a tour or just come for the day and enjoy a leisurely stroll around the gardens and farm. You are welcome to bring a snack or lunch or you can purchase light refreshments from our pop up kitchen window. We don’t serve fancy meals but we do have freshly baked homemade goodies.
If you are a keen gardener, you will really enjoy doing a tour to learn more about this extraordinary place. At 10am on Sundays at Cruden Farm, a member of the gardening team leads people all around the gardens explaining Dame Elisabeth’s vision in developing it over 80 years. Tours last for over an hour.
The Winter tour will commences at 9am and conclude at 12pm. The tour cost is $100 per adult. Bookings are essential via our office on 03 9789 1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.