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Rippon Lea House & Garden - Botanica Festival
Sunday 18 April 2021 - Sunday 18 April 2021

Entry is by gold coin donation.

To help us run a safe event, we ask you to register your details if you

are intending to join us so we can track our capacity.

To REGISTER  03 9523 6095  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see below

Botanica is a celebration of our natural environment, gardening and sustainability.


Join us at Rippon Lea Estate for a day of botanical fun, with a plant and book sale, an open-air market in partnership with The Rose Street Market, informative garden tours and walks, plus so much more.

Don’t miss

Plant sale: plants sold have been grown at Rippon Lea Nursery.

Used book sale: pick up a pre-loved garden/agriculture themed book under $20.

Rippon Lea Fernery Soundscape: immerse yourself in the serenity of this special green space, download the soundscape created specifically for the fernery and listen on your own device as you wander among the ferns.

Open Air Market: explore the stalls of local growers and sellers of plants, bulbs, garden equipment, sustainably created objects. Thanks to The Rose Street Market.

Bonsai Exhibition: The Bonsai Society of Victoria will be showcasing some of the very finest examples from their collection. Held in the opulent interior of the Rippon Lea ballroom, visitors will learn the technique of traditional Japanese styles and contemporary relationships applied to the bonsai craft.

Garden Tours: join the Rippon Lea gardening team and volunteers on a tour, including the social history of this magnificent Victorian era pleasure garden , a discovery of the significant trees of Rippon Lea, and a gardening Q&A.

Bird observation walks: Join the City of Glen Eira for a discovery of the local birdlife through the estate.

Entertainment: including the Australian Fair concert organ (over 100 years old) will be performing on the main lawn through the day.

Entry is by gold coin donation. To help us run a safe event, we ask you to register your details if you are intending to join us so we can track our capacity.

Supported by The City Of Glen Eira

Location Rippon Lea House and Gardens,192 Hotham Street Elsternwick Victoria 3185