FAQs

Garden Opening Times & Location

Merribee is only open to the public on Wednesdays from 10am - 3pm unless we are holding a special event. At this stage, we do not open to the general public on weeks. If you are interested in a private event, please fill out our enquiries form.

Our gates open at 10am sharp on Wednesdays and last entry to the garden is at 3pm. All guests must be off the property by 4:00pm.

Merribee is located at 660 Comerong Island Road, Numbaa, NSW, 2540. This is on the South Coast of NSW (about 2 hours' drive from both Canberra and Sydney).

Entry/Tickets

Yes, you may purchase tickets upon your arrival at the door. Alternatively you can pre-purchase your tickets online.

Yes, so long as you are entering the venue on the same day as your original purchased tickets, you are welcome to switch time slots.

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds. We will however allow you to use the ticket on an alternative open day within the next 6 months, providing you contact us in advance and let us know that you will not be able to attend.

Unfortunately we don’t offer refunds. We will however allow you to use the ticket on an alternative open day within the next 6 months, providing you contact us in advance of your ticketed date and let us know that you will not be able to attend.

No unfortunately not. We do however have a number of private group package options available. If you are interested in these, please fill out our enquiry form.

Adults (12+): $12

Senior (please provide proof on entry): $10

Local (postcodes 2540/2541 only - please provide proof on entry) $8

Children (5-11): $5

Children (under 5): Free

Yes. We offer $10 tickets for seniors. 

Seniors card must be shown upon entry.

Yes. We offer $8 tickets for locals from post codes 2541/2540 only. Proof of postcode must be shown upon entry. (This may not apply during Festivals.)

No.

Children 5-11 are $5, and under 5 are free. 12+ are charged at the full adult rate.

Yes. If you wish to enter the gardens, you will still be required to purchase a ticket.

Food & Drinks

As the cafe is located within the gardens, you are required to pay the entry fee if you wish to purchase or order food or beverages from the cafe.

We do offer dairy alternatives for milk and also have a range of gluten-free cakes, as well as a vegan cake available (other options are subject to availability).

Unfortunately we do not allow outside food and beverages to be brought on-site, other than water and baby food. There is a cafe on-site selling a range of food and beverages.

Unfortunately we do not allow outside food and drinks to be brought into Merribee (with the exception of water and baby food). You are welcome to purchase food from our Daisy cafe and find a seat within the garden to enjoy it.

General

Yes we offer both single or double memberships. For more information, please click here.

Yes, we welcome your furry friends, however please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times.

You are welcome to take your own personal photos at Merribee. Should you wish to come to the gardens with the intention of having a photoshoot or to take professional photos, you will be required to pay a photoshoot fee. This allows you to book the gardens for an exclusive period of time. Please email our team for prices and availability.

No. Due to Merribee being near a naval airbase there are certain restrictions that must be followed. Commercial photographers must contact our team to discuss.

Yes. At this stage Merribee is following the government guidelines in regards to vaccinations FOR COVID19, which means you are no longer required to be vaccinated to visit Merribee.

Yes, The Silo sleeps 2 guests and the The Villa sleeps 2-4 guests. Details on both can be found here and can be booked via Airbnb.

Lavender season is from late November to very early January, however we recommend visiting in mid to late December to see the lavender paddock in full bloom.

Rose season starts in mid-October and continues until June. (We prune in July.). October and early November are when the first flush appears!

Yes, we offer group tours on Wednesdays for $16pp (minimum of 10 people). This price is inclusive of your entry. In addition to this, we also offer private group tours with Devonshire tea/lunch on Tuesdays or Thursday. For more information, please fill out our enquiry form.

Yes. The walkways at Merribee are gravel based and predominantly flat. We do also have ramps where required and a disabled toilet.

Yes. Merribee has a disabled toilet, along with ramps for easy accessibility.

The Little Store will be open from 10am-3pm on open days and sells a range of florals and handmade products. However, please be aware flowers are subject to seasonal availability, and so to avoid missing out, we recommend ordering online in advance. Click here for more information.

Please send through an enquiry here and we will assist you where possible with your enquiry.

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