Many years ago they began their journey with the idea of making a ‘kick-ass’ tonic, but then thought 'why the not go all the way and create a great modern Australian gin?

Then, in March 2020 they were inundated with desperate pleas from doctors, surgeons, anaesthetists and the general public to produce hand sanitizer.

When we were unable to find sanitiser anywhere for our guests @botanicaeditions@fourpillarsgin came to the party .......

They GAVE us (and so many other local Yarra Valley businesses) all the sanitiser needed to help keep our guests safe.

We are blessed to have such a supportive Yarra Valley business community and are delighted to share the locally made Four Pillars Heads, Tails & Clean Hands sanitiser for your use in The Willow & Habitat House.

Remember, sanitise your hands with this aromatic sanitiser! Don’t drink it!

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image:  Emma Kate Co at The Willow House

Guest Experience

Botanica Editions has been deliberately designed as a retreat to share with family and friends and we have worked hard with our cleaning and house staff over the lockdown period to ensure The Willow House and Habitat House continue to feel like your exclusive and private country home in the Yarra Valley during this Covid-19 period.   

Botanica Editions Covid-19 Precautions

The Willow House and Habitat House @ Botanica Editions naturally lend themselves to the ideal mini-break and rejuvenating getaway in the current environment with a suite of Covid-19 precautions. These include:

  • We are small – with 2 separate homes each with a maximum of 4 guests.
  • We are owner-operated and therefore have tight control over all aspects of the business including cleaning and hygiene practices.
  • Our houses are fully self-contained allowing you to self-cater in addition to offering an introduction to some of the finest Yarra Valley Chef’s who will help you with exclusive fine-dining @home (Botanica Editions) delivery options.
  • Each house is private with expansive landscaped gardens for fresh air and natural rejuvenation without meeting other guests.
  • Self-check-in/out so you do not need to have any physical contact with us as the owners – we are however close by if you have questions.
  • We continue to engage our premium off-site professional laundry service for all your in-house luxury linen provided at The Willow House and Habitat House. 

In addition to the above, we have implemented the following steps to further ensure guest safety and peace of mind:

  • Insist guests adhere to all official social distancing rules and guidelines during their stay.
  • Introduced additional rigour to our already comprehensive cleaning practices with particular focus on extensive cleaning then sanitising high-touch areas such a door handles, taps, light switches, remote controls, etc.
  • Wherever possible ensuring a 2-day gap between bookings in each house, allowing maximum time for additional cleaning/sanitising.
  • Insist that guests who are unwell or have been in contact with those diagnosed with COVID-19 postpone their stay.
  • Ensure all government contact detail requirements adhere to privacy rules and request guests do not invite any additional day visitors to the property at this time.
  • Introduced a flexible rescheduling or cancellation policy for bookings where official restrictions prevent travel.

You will notice a couple of small changes in each house, where a few items have been removed along with extra cleaning and sanitising products supplied for convenience during your stay.  One of these additions is the locally made Four Pillars Heads, Tails & Clean Hands sanitiser for your use in The Willow & Habitat House. ........ we now purchase Four Pillars Heads, Tails & Clean Hands sanitser and no longer have to rely on the generous gifts from these wonderful local heros!


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