OPEN 7 DAYS
10am - 5pm September - May
10am - 4pm June - August
CLOSED Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Code Red days.
Children under 16 and
Diggers Members: FREE
OPEN 7 DAYS 9.30am - 5pm
Dogs are welcome on a lead on the outside deck area.
Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead at all times.
There is no entry charge to visit the Diggers Garden Shop or Seasons Restaurant.
VIA EASTERN FWY (No tolls): Follow the Eastern Fwy taking the Ringwood Bypass and follow to the intersection of Maroondah Hwy and Mt Dandenong Rd. Follow Mt Dandenong Rd turning left at the end and onto the Montrose Roundabout. Take the third exit which is Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, following the sign to Olinda and turn left down the Olinda-Monbulk road.
VIA MONASH FWY (Tolls): Take the Monash Freeway to the Ferntree Gully Rd exit. Follow to Burwood Hwy and turn right until the left turn sign posted for Olinda. Drive to Olinda and turn right down Olinda-Monbulk Rd.
VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Catch the train to either Upper Ferntree Gully or Belgrave stations (Belgrave Line) or Croydon Station (Lilydale Line) and then Catch US bus line no. 688 from Upper Ferntree Gully or Croydon, or 694 from Belgrave.
Due to the incline of the property, there is very limited access to the garden for wheelchairs and walking frames. The Diggers Garden Shop and Seasons Restaurant and its deck do have disability access, and both car parks have a designated disability parking bay. However there are steps from the Diggers Garden Shop into the garden and also steps between the many gardens within Cloudehill.
Cloudehill has been made on the side of a mountain and there are steps between the various gardens throughout. We have made these to be as comfortable as possible and upper flights also have handrails. Lower parts of the garden can be very steep and generally have earthen paths which can be slippery when wet, especially after our Lyrebirds and Wombats have been busily gardening. Occasionally, tree roots come to the surface. These can be trip hazards.
90,000 words over 264 pages by Jeremy Francis, with hundreds of pictures and some two dozen ‘hero’ shots by photographer, Claire Takacs. Claire has been hugely successful in the International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition and her work is very familiar in garden journals around the world.
Signed copies of the book can be ordered
for just $50 + $15 postage and handling.
Call Jeremy Francis on 03 9751 1009.