Thetraveljunkie.org – What we love about Victoria are those special places, which make you feel like time just stops and are perfect for experiencing the state in a different way. Today we thought that we would share one of our favourite spots: Heronswood. This place is a breathtaking historic property situated on two hectares of formal gardens in Dromana. It is the home of the Digger’s Club – Australia’s most respected gardening organisation, dedicated to preserving heirloom seeds and the best gardening traditions.
The gardens comprise stunning perennial and annual borders as well as kitchen and vegetable parterre gardens, providing inspiration to cooks and gardeners.
Heronswood’s first gardens were planted in the 1870s, remnants of which can still be seen. In the valley, the old mulberry and orchard trees still bear fruit, the Moreton Bay Fig frames the house, and the Cook’s Pine by the duck pond is now registered by the National Trust as a significant Tree.
The buildings (Gothic Revival style) were classified by the National Trust in 1973 and placed on the register of the National Estate in 1978. In 1983 Penny and Clive Blazey took ownership and placed Heronswood on the Historic Buildings Register and relocated The Diggers Club to this site.
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