Book an exclusive self-drive  tour of the Private Gardens of the Monaro. We are offering  both Spring and Autumn dates,   - both seasons when the gardens are looking wonderful. These tours are perfect for individuals, couples or small groups wishing to visit the gardens. 

The tours are self drive, meeting at the first garden, Hazeldean at 10.00am sharp. Guests spend around one and a half hours at Hazeldean with morning tea and tour of the garden, before moving on to the other gardens, Curry Flat for lunch and then afternoon tea at Shirley, spending around one and a half hours at each. The day finishes at 4.30pm.  Tours for next Autumn & Spring are available for booking now. See below.

You can combine a visit to Private Gardens of the Monaro with a trip to the stunning South coast of NSW, known as the Sapphire coast only 1 hour's drive away, and to the magnificent Snowy Mountains and Koscuisko National Park also within an hour's drive. We can help with suggestions of where to stay, what to see and what to do in our area. You can download the SnowyGuide App to find out more about what's on in the region, accommodation and other valuable information. Shirley Garden Retreat offers bed & breakfast near Nimmitabel, or go to   Cooma Visitors Centre, Merimbula & Sapphire Coast  or  Snowy Mountains for accommodation and ideas of things to do and what’s on.

Drive time from Canberra - best to allow 1.5 hours. Directions will be forwarded to you prior to your visit. Tours are limited to under 30 to make sure each tour is intimate and exclusive, with time to speak with the owners. Tours will go ahead subject to numbers.

The cost is $220 per person including GST. We offer gift certificates for christmas, birthdays or special occasions.

We welcome small groups - put together a group yourself and contact us to arrange a visit - bring your group of girl friends, book club group, play group mums, bridge group, or just a bunch of friends for a day in the magnificent Monaro.

If you are a tour company we welcome enquiries - speak with us about a tailor made visit.  0428 273 130 Libby or 0458 546 386 Sally Ann

PLEASE NOTE: Visitors to the gardens must be fit and able to walk unassisted on uneven ground and negotiate steps and must abide by the terms and conditions of Private Gardens of the Monaro. Terms and Conditions


To book a self-drive tour for Spring 2019/Autumn 2020 - click on the photo or date below.
Once you have booked you will receive a confirmation email. Prior to your visit, usually around 2 weeks before, you will receive comprehensive directions to each of the gardens to your email address.