Welcome to Rippon Lea House & Gardens
We are pleased to announce that restoration work has begun on the roof at Rippon Lea. These works, which began in April will continue through until September 2013. Please be aware that these works may impact access to some areas of the property. House tours and majority of the gardens are open as usual to the public.
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Experience the wonders of Rippon Lea House & Gardens today.
Located only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, you will find the last of Australia’s grand suburban estates – with a pleasure garden of 5.7 hectares (14 acres) of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees, a tranquil lake, the Southern Hemisphere's largest fernery, and an orchard with over one hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears.
Come and spend an afternoon meandering through the mansion, relaxing with a book on the lawns, climbing the lookout tower, playing croquet on the Nursery lawn or enjoying a coffee in the Gate House.
Explore the mansion and all its rooms in 3 dimensions by clicking the arrows in the image above. 3D interactive photography courtesy of Barney Meyer.
Please be aware that Rippon Lea has now reverted to Winter Trading and will be open Thursday - Sunday from 10am until 4pm with the last house tour leaving at 2pm and the last entry to the gardens at 3:30pm.
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If you have any questions regarding group bookings please don’t hesitate to call us on 9523 6095 or send us an email at email@example.com
Things to Do:
The Rippon Lea Children's Sculpture Garden Appeal
We are planning a children's garden within the existing heritage gardens to provide a fun and engaging playspace that uses the original gardens.
Find out more about our exciting plans to develop a new sculpture garden. more..
Are you interested in Volunteering at Rippon Lea?
We are keen to meet dynamic, positive people who are interested in heritage or tourism and interacting with our visitors. Volunteers at Rippon Lea conduct tours of the mansion, help maintain the gardens, assist in our Gatehouse with admissions or help out on special event days. Does one or more of these areas sound like you? A high focus on customer service and great communication skills are an important part of the Rippon Lea experience! If you would like to find out more about volunteering for Rippon Lea or the National Trust of Australia (Vic), please click here.
Go to our What's On section for all the latest activities.
Meet Ripplea the Bear and find out all about his adventures right here!
Go to our Weddings and Corporate events section for details on how you can enjoy your special event at Rippon Lea.
We have an excellent Education program for schools and groups including tours and day programs. Follow the link to download resources. For education bookings only phone: (03) 8663 7261.