Edible Forest ‘Tour, Taste & Educate’

Our Edible Forest is nothing like you would have experienced before with over 300 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.

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 different areas including tea, wetlands, bush tucker, edible flowers, Temperate rain-forest & berry woodlands.

After a tour, wander through our newly opened Edible Forest Nursery where you will find a beautiful selection of edible and medicinal plants that we propagate and grow on site. And our harvest shop that holds produce and preserves made from the garden that you too can enjoy. The nursery is open Wednesday – Friday 11am-3pm (Saturday 1pm-3pm).

Like Nothing You've Experienced Before

Hosted Edible Forest Tours

Enjoy a True Sensory Experience

Take some time to enjoy a true sensory experience of the Edible Forest with our Tour Taste & Educate guided Garden Tour. The Edible Forest is a place where you can wander, roam & discover.

Within the Edible Forest you will find unique plants, listen to the hum of bees and have fun.

Discover the health benefits of some of the edible and medicinal plants, tasting some as you go.

Tours run for roughly 45 minutes and finishes 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.

Tours run for approximately 45 mins—1 hour. Bookings are necessary.

Pricing

Tour, Taste & Educate – $25 Per Person Wednesday to Saturday 10am & 12pm Saturday

Tour, Taste, Wine & Dine – $75 Per Person Friday & Saturday 10am & 12pm Saturday

During the Spring and Summer months, add in a seasonal picnic basket to enjoy after your Garden Tour or Tour Taste and Educate for $45 per couple and continue your serene experience.

The Edible Forest Design Tour

$40 per person available by appointment only.

Join our Head gardener on a more educational guided tour that goes into the ins and outs of the food forest, design and principles we used to create the forest and permaculture principles we use day to day in the garden.

We go more in-depth into the plants in the garden as well as answering any questions you may have to help you get a picture of how you could implement some of this at home.

Perfect for anyone wanting extra knowledge on food forests or our growing collection of plants.

Our goal is to share with the community what we have learned on the way to further encourage others to enjoy these plants as much as we do.

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Group Bookings

Generally, our maximum tour size is 15 people. We can cater for larger groups on request. For larger group please direct all enquiries to info@edibleforest.co

Ask us about tea,  coffee and cakes for larger group bookings!!

Please note we request you wear closed shoes for the Edible Forest tour, especially in the warmer months. Wheelchair access is available to most of the Forest. Please be aware though that the land is on an incline.

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Book A Tour

Maximum 15 people per tour.

Edible Forest Design

By Appointment Only

Join our head gardener on a more educational guided tour that goes into the ins and outs of the food forest, design and principles we used to create the forest and permaculture principles we use day today in the garden.

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garden tours

Group Tours

By Appointment Only

Minimum groups of 10 people

Are you a part of a club or group that may enjoy wandering through our forest? We tailor to your needs and offer different packages to suit different groups.

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Wild Fermentation Classes

Why not make a day of it and register to participate in one of our Cooking Classes run in our Harvest Hub. that over looks the forest and rolling hills of the Yarra ranges. Louise shows you everything you need to know about pickling and ferments, Take home your own sauerkraut and pickles and sample some others. Follow with guided  tour through the forest, sampling season plants. A fun interactive day out on your own or bring a friend.

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