Visiting Eden Gardens, the largest garden centre on the Mornington Peninsula, one is torn between checking out the plants and browsing through a huge range of gifts, decor and garden decorative art which is set up beautifully to tempt the purse strings. Once you've managed to tear yourself away from all of this, at the back there is a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch. Linton's Cafe occupies an original 1871 farmhouse building and historically, its one of the first buildings in Mt.Eliza.
A multi-award winning business, Eden Gardens operates in the states of Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales. Updated and providing a new level of service, Eden strives to showcase fresh ideas and provide inspirational solutions.
Check out the terms and conditions; however if your plant dies, they will happily replace it for you when you return the dead plant with proof of purchase
Apart from the various services they provide, they also have demonstrations, run workshops and have regular 'talks' throughout the year. Theres the tree pruning demonstration, the Garden, Farming, Gardening, Kitchen Garden, Basic Garden Design, String Garden, Ikebana and Christmas Floristry workshop. Some examples of the talks are about vertical gardens, regular garden, and espalier. The talks on average are $20 to $30, the demonstration $22 and the workshops range from $60 average to $150.
Bookings are essential for the demonstrations, talks and workshops. Phone (03) 9215 1500 or book instore
They also run Kid's Programs which consist of Squirmy worms and compost, Pizza gardens, Little green thumbs, Good bug, bad bug, super succulents and Kid's Christmas craft session and range from $12 to $16. A pretty educational way to engage the children during school holidays wouldn't you say?