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Aussies are flocking to the stunning Merribee Gardens in NSW

Why Aussies are flocking to these stunning maze-like gardens that look like they’re from the set of Bridgerton – but you can only visit ONE day a week

  • A magical garden looks like it’s straight out of Netflix period drama Bridgerton
  • Merribee Gardens, just two hours from Sydney, has started its Rose Festival
  • The incredible grounds are a kaleidoscope of plants, trees, shrubs and flowers 
  • There are 20 ‘garden rooms’, mazes of ornate topiary and a lavender paddock 
  • It’s open to the public every Sunday for the month of October 

An incredible collection of gardens are preparing to open every Sunday for the month of October to showcase 1,400 rose bushes.

Merribee Gardens, which are just two hours south of Sydney’s CBD, will be open October 9, 16, 23 and 30 to showcase a magnificent display of springtime flowers that have been busy growing through the winter months.

The ‘liquorice all sorts of a garden’ is home to an ornate topiary, lavender fields and a kaleidoscopic array of incredible plants, trees, shrubs and flowers spread across seven acres.

An incredible collection of gardens are preparing to open every Sunday for the month of October to showcase 1,400 rose bushes

Merribee Gardens, which are just two hours south of Sydney's CBD, will be open October 9, 16, 23 and 30 to showcase a magnificent display of springtime flowers that have been busy growing through the winter months

Merribee Gardens, which are just two hours south of Sydney’s CBD, will be open October 9, 16, 23 and 30 to showcase a magnificent display of springtime flowers that have been busy growing through the winter months

Visitors can book in from $15 for one adult – or $5 per child – to attend two sessions each Sunday, one from 10am to 12pm and another from 1pm to 3pm. 

Wander through the highly scented formal rose gardens, cutting rose gardens and the Heritage Rose Garden where you will find ancient and medieval roses – including damasks, gallicas, centifolias and albas.

The elaborate hedge rows and vibrant flower beds are reminiscent of a Parisian park, inspiring visitors with fragrant rose gardens, a lavender paddock filled with more than 1,000 lavender bushes and 20 ‘garden rooms’. 

Visitors can book in from $15 for one adult - or $5 per child - to attend two sessions each Sunday, one from 10am to 12pm and another from 1pm to 3pm

Wander through the highly scented formal rose gardens, cutting rose gardens and the Heritage Rose Garden where you will find ancient and medieval roses - including damasks, gallicas, centifolias and albas

 Visitors can book in from $15 for one adult – or $5 per child – to attend two sessions each Sunday, one from 10am to 12pm and another from 1pm to 3pm

Owners Lucy and Richard Marshall have painstakingly perfected the botanical masterpiece since purchasing the property 20 years ago.

It has become a popular wedding venue and provides romantic accommodation for brides and grooms in a converted old grain silo that has 360 degree views of the Merribee dairy lands. 

A post on the Visit Shoalhaven Instagram page describes a day at the gardens as an ‘overseas trip close to home’, an experience that is certain to draw crowds. 

Owners Lucy and Richard Marshall have painstakingly perfected the botanical masterpiece since purchasing the property 20 years ago

It has become a popular wedding venue and provides romantic accommodation for brides and grooms in a converted old grain silo that has 360 degree views of the Merribee dairy lands

 Owners Lucy and Richard Marshall have painstakingly perfected the botanical masterpiece since purchasing the property 20 years ago

Drone footage filmed by Sydney blogger Clarmonta, which captures the spectacular scene from above, drew stunned responses when it was uploaded to the Visit NSW Instagram account.

Many were amazed that they had never heard of the gardens before, with one man writing: ‘This is fantastic, where is it?’ 

A second added: ‘Stunning, I want to go here!’ 



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