Cruden Farm

Cruden Farm - Steve Brown

Cruden Farm is a place for people, plants and art works. It changes with the seasons.


Cruden Farm
60 Cranbourne Road
P. 03 9789 1676

Opening Hours

  • Open to public from 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays
  • Open once a month on a Sunday
  • Please note that the house is not open for viewing

Please use contact details above to make arrangements


COVID restrictions on visitor numbers exist and you must book in advance. Please call 03 9789 1676 or book online by visiting  Annual Pass holder still need to book ahead if visiting Cruden Farm.


Garden Wander Entry

$10* per person (Children under 16 years are free)
Available 10am-4pm  Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) and monthly Sunday Openings.

*Prices are subject to change. 

Garden Entry and Guided Tour

$35* per person
Guided Tour on Sunday openings or midweek by request (duration approximately 60 minutes).

*Prices are subject to change. 


Cruden Farm is the much loved home of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. It was given to her as a wedding present by her husband, Sir Keith Murdoch, in 1928.

Eighty four years of hands-on involvement by Dame Elisabeth has transformed the landscape of Cruden Farm into one of Australia’s most iconic and aesthetically pleasing country gardens. Situated on 133 acres the property consists of an internationally recognised garden, beautiful rolling paddocks and pockets of indigenous vegetation.

Sundays offer a very relaxed and friendly experience, you can pre-book a detailed garden tour or just bring a picnic and wander through Cruden Farm.