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Ashcombe Maze And Lavender Gardens

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Inside Ashcombe Maze - author's photo

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens are a fun outdoor activity to keep families entertained. Whether you visit for the day, or as part of a Mornington Peninsula holiday, be sure to set aside several hours onsite to fully appreciate the gardens.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Forty year old hedges - author's photo

The maze itself is forty years old and we certainly had a lot of fun trying to find our way through the tall and sometimes narrow spaces between the hedges.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Woodland Gardens - author's photo

The highlight of our visit was definitely completing The Great Gnome and Fairy Hunt. This involved the children racing around the entire property trying to find both gnome statues and fairies images hidden around the forests and flowering plants. They were rewarded with a treat at the end of the hunt, and were suitably worn out.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Japanese Garden - author's photo

It was very pleasant to sit and eat some lunch overlooking the maze itself at Ashcombe Cafe, a fully licensed cafe with plenty of snacks and more substantial options available.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Rest in the maze - author's photo

After lunch, we followed both the rose and lavender mazes and spotted some interesting plants along the Ashcombe Gardens Discovery Trail. As we left, we were tempted by many lavender themed souvenirs to purchase at the Garden gift shop. Visitors could even buy their own lavender plants to take home as a reminder of the day.

Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens
Elegant gardens - author's photo

Where: 15 Red Hill-Shoreham Rd, Shoreham VIC 3916
When: Daily, 8am - 5pm
Cost: Family pass - $52.00

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This is definitely on the 'must visit' list. Great review.
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