Our Edible Forest is nothing like you would have experienced before—over 850 plants that are grown either for edible or medicinal purposes, planted within a one acre forest garden that supplies edible produce every day of the year. We hope the experience will encourage you to Be Happy, Be Healthy & Be Inspired.
Using Permaculture and Hügelkultur principles we were able to build up the soil with organic matter as well as creating swales to slow the flow of water, retaining moisture and encouraging micro-organisms to flourish. Permaculture design principles mimic structures and interrelationships found within a natural forest system to produce an abundance of diverse perennial foods and medicinal plants.
Be guided by one of the team at Yarra Valley Estate who lovingly created the space, learn the health benefits and reasons why individual plants were selected as you meander through the 6 different areas including tea, wetlands, bush tucker, sensory, berry & woodlands.
Take some time to enjoy a true sensory experience of the Edible Forest with our general guided Garden Tour. The Edible Forest is a place where you can wander, roam & discover. This is exactly what you will experience with our Garden Tour. Within the Edible Forest you will find unique plants, listen to the hum of bees and have fun. While this tour is not intended as an educational experience we know you will come away wanting more. Finish your tour with a wander through our onsite nursery and harvest shop where you can purchase unique and rare plants to continue your growing experience at home. With tours running at both 10am and 12pm and bookings taken directly through our website.