Gardens and artwork

Eltham Copper Butterfly artwork

Our gardens

Wander through our beautiful gardens and see our sustainably-grown vegetable gardens and fruit orchard. See our photo gallery

Enjoy the child-friendly spiral garden or play in our large sandpit under the shade of the trees. Enjoy a picnic in one of the shelters or open lawn spaces

Choose from a range of self-guided children's activities like our clipboard activities which will take you around the farm and you will learn a little on this journey.

Our artwork

At Edendale you can view several artworks around the farm including the Fences Act, our wonderful front fence, the Eltham Copper Butterfly Mural made from recyclable material, our platypus mural, mosaic eggs and bee stepping stones.

See our photo gallery

Practically Green Festival artwork

‘Building Nature’ is the latest public art work on display at Edendale.  See it in our photo gallery

Created by artist Felicity Gordon for the Practically Green Festival 2014, the work celebrates the use of natural materials by local builders and artists in the Nillumbik area.

Felicity said: “in the mid-twentieth century local builders began to look to nature and the earth for inspiration. Alistair Knox often spoke of using found things instead of buying everything. 

"Saving old leadlight windows and timber from demolition sites was a way of beautifying and repurposing.  Aesthetic considerations were as important as sourcing things at low or, ideally, no cost. 

“In those days mud brick homes weren’t considered valuable or beautiful in the way they are now.  Many Nillumbik residents created their homes bit by bit over years - plans were changed and refined as part of an organic process.”

The striking relief mural, created on highly-finished marine ply, depicts the flow of the Diamond Creek around Edendale and is constructed of thousands of hand cut slices of timber and seed pods gathered in the local area and beyond.

‘Building Nature’ is situated on the galvanised outer wall of the propagation shed at Edendale and is proving popular with visitors.