Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens
Australia’s oldest & largest hedge maze & the world’s first circular rose maze.
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australia’s oldest & most famous traditional hedge maze set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens. The 3 metre high Cypress hedges have been sculpted into a shapely challenge that will delight and inspire.
The Lavender Labyrinth is planted with year round flowering lavender and the view from the central crow’s nest over the field of lavender is spectacular. The Lavender Display gardens provide an insight into the different varieties and the history of lavender. While Lavender distillation tours can be booked for groups of 10 or more.
Try your best with the world’s first Circular Rose Maze. Planted in 1988 with over 1200 bushes chosen for old fashioned colour and perfume. The object is to find your way to the centre – and then find your way out. Or you can just stop and smell the roses…
Ashcombe is truly a garden for all seasons. Wander through the 25 acres of spectacular woodland gardens on the self guided Garden Discovery Trail. Learn about the plants and discover why Ashcombe is such a magical place.
The vaulted ceilings and towering windows of the fully licensed mud brick Ashcombe café overlook the spectacular gardens. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, light lunch or a scrumptious Morning or Afternoon Tea. Our scones have an international reputation and our lavender ice-cream is fragrantly delicious! The fragrant Ashcombe Gift shop offers an exclusive range of Ashcombe products. Lavender & rose oils, beauty products and giftware.
Ashcombe Maze is home to resident Garden Gnomes & Fairies. Join the fun and try to find his gnome friends hiding throughout the gardens on the Great Ashcombe Gnome Hunt.
A beautiful setting for any occasion located in the heart of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula just over an hour’s drive from central Melbourne.