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January 2023


Mansion Tours

Throughout the day subject to guide availability.

Step back in time during a guided tour of this magnificent mansion

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Garden Tours

Various tour times

Join us for an insightful 45-minute social history tour of the garden

October 2023

Weekly Wednesday & Thursday

Bird Spotting Tours

Wednesday & Thursday

Explore the diverse family of birds that call Rippon Lea home.

December 2023

Available Daily

Picnic Hamper Orders

Order Online | Available Daily

Indulge in a memorable outdoor experience with our exclusive range of Grazed and Boxed picnic boxes, filled with gourmet treats.

March 2024

Sunday 21 April

Trust Makers’ Market

Next market Sunday 21 April

Shop lovingly handmade art and design on the sprawling lawns of Rippon Lea Estate

April 2024

Sunday 21 April

Classic Car Display

Sunday 21 April 2024, 10am to 3pm

Join us for a classic Citroën car display with 50 beautiful models to admire

May 2024

Friday 3 May

Significant Trees of Rippon Lea – a walking tour

3 May & 10 May 2024

The trees at Rippon Lea are an important part of the Estate’s history, with some dating back to the 1880s. This walking tour will provide a fascinating insight into the work required to manage and nurture this magnificent collection for the enjoyment of today’s visitors and future generations.

Sunday 12 May

Mother’s Day High Tea

Sunday 12 May 2024 | 10am - 3pm

This Mother’s Day, treat those special ladies in your life to a scrumptious Mother’s Day High Tea at the Rippon Lea Estate.

Botanica Festival

19 May 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rippon Lea House and Gardens, 192 Hotham Street
Elsternwick, 3185

A celebration of our natural environment, gardening and sustainability.

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Sunday 19 May

Panel Discussion: The Significance of Heritage Gardens and Landscapes

Sunday 19 May 2024 | 1pm - 2pm

Join this important conversation at the Botanica Festival on the significance of Heritage Gardens and Landscapes