The Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is located in Shoreham. It is a short 15-minute drive from Nepean Country Club. It is home to Australia’s oldest and most famous hedge maze! If you are looking for a fun day out, in the fresh air, what could a better than Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens. It is here you will find that majestic hedges, stunning roses, and beautiful lavender.
The traditional Hedge Maze is planted with more than 1000 cypress trees and thousands of metres of pathways. It is an impressive three metres high and two metres wide. Planted over 40 years ago, it is sure to amaze! The challenge of Hedge Maze is to find each of the four flags. There are two halves of the maze to conquer. You will be taken through hundreds of metres of winding paths in the South Maze through to the Centre Garden. After you have won that challenge, then you can tackle the North Maze!
The Lavender Labyrinth is part of a 3000 square metre garden. It overlooks the picturesque Ashcombe Arboretum. The 4000+ lavender plants have been used to create the winding paths to a viewing platform floating above the lavender. Garden lovers are sure to enjoy the more than 40 named varieties.
The Rose Maze consists of more than 1200 bushes and 217 different rose varieties. They have been thoughtfully selected for their gorgeous colours and perfume. The objective of a Circular Maze is to try and find your way into the Central Arbour. As you find your way through, the fragrance of the roses in bloom is a delight.
Along with the mazes, there are many other outdoor features to enjoy on the expansive property. Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Garden is home to acres of Woodland Gardens. Explore and you will find the Orchard, the Lily Pond, a Windmill, and Lake. Discover a variety of gardens, the Rock Garden, the Summer Garden, the Scented Garden, just to name a few!
There is plenty to keep you busy with the Ashcombe Garden Discovery Trail. It is a self-guided tour that explores kilometres of gardens. Your outing will be complete as you relax at the Ashcombe Café. Treat yourself to exclusive Ashcombe Lavender beauty products and gifts too.
Next time you are a guest at Nepean Country Club, perhaps Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is just the outing you are looking for when exploring the stunning Mornington Peninsula. It really is a wonderful place to visit.
To find out more, contact us at Nepean Country Club. We hope to see you soon!