The Edwardian Gardens were designed to please the eye and delight the senses. Stroll through the lush gardens and experience the “outdoor rooms” – each with its own unique perspective, framed by sweeping lawns that follow the Edwardian Garden design. All accessible, with pathways taking you to a simpler time.
Today the Edwardian Gardens offer thousands of vibrant annuals and perennials including 5,706 tulips, a Collection Garden featuring magnificent lilies as well as a Rose Garden with hundreds of fragrant blossoms.
Enjoy the timeless beauty of true Edwardian-style gardens, restored to uphold the rich and majestic history of Government House which features a museum that gives you a glimpse of life at Government House at the turn of the 20th Century.
Explore Government House’s engaging programs, enriching exhibits and a tranquil botanical conservatory open year round. Awaken your senses by taking time to smell the flowers and enjoy the canopy of shade from the tree plantation planted by Mr. Watt well over a hundred years ago. Share what you find via our Facebook page or tag us when posting your photos so we can check them out.
You are most welcome to enjoy your snacks as a picnic in the Edwardian Gardens or you can pre-order one of our picnic baskets from our Vice Regal Coffee Bar starting in mid-June.