To say 2020 has been a ‘crappy year’ is an understatement!  

Particularly for all our dear friends and guests who experienced the 10 + 18 weeks Melbourne/Victorian lockdown and were 'locked out' of Botanica Editions for some of the most spectacular Autumn / Winter / and Spring garden life.

But here we are back again, after an abundance of sensational Spring rain, with stunningly vibrant High Summer gardens and ready to share some of our deeply guarded local secrets for your summer visit to @BotanicaEditions .....

2020 Re-Set program ~ Local Secrets where we like to take family and friends now they can visit again.


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Healesville Sanctuary (walk from Botanica Editions) ~

Parks Victoria Healesville Reservoir Park ~

Badger Weir (magic forest walk) ~  

Stevenson Falls ~ 

Fernshaw ~ 

Toolangi Tall Trees ~

Black Spur Mountain Ash drive (for driving enthusiasts) ~

Donnelly’s Weir ~

Redwood Forest ~

Buxton Trout Farm ~

Alowyn  Gardens ~

Cloudehill Gardens ~

The Melba Estate Gardens ~

The 'Warby' Trail (pack your bike) ~



(remember we are Natural Medicine practitioners, so super fussy about who we recommend)

 ~ RACV Country Club – OneSpa (exclusive to BE Guests)

 ~ Tarrawarra Museum of Art 

 ~ YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub 

 ~ Healesville Fitness (another Stones of the Yarra Valley masterpiece) 

 ~ Belinda Aquilina Massage Therapist 

 ~ Midnight Flowers and Sharps (flower therapy) 

 ~ Feed Your Body Well (the Nourish Space) 

 ~ Miss Josie’s Beauty Parlour (so much more than a beauty salon) 

 ~ Red Bridge Acupuncture

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Seville Estate ~

Dominique Portet ~

Healesville Hotel (Friday night Pop-Up-Thai with Easy Tiger Jarrod Hudson) ~

Coombe Yarra Valley ~

Tarrawarra Estate (picnics on the lawn) ~

Domaine Chandon ~

Meletos // The Providore // No7 Healesville ~

Locavore Studio ~

Four Pillars (back-to-back International Gin winners) ~

Payten & Jones ~

Levantine Hill ~

Innocent Bystander ~

Maddens Rise (you know Emma’s CD hospitality is world-famous) ~



 ~ Nature's Cake (where Faith bakes the most decadent @botanicaeditions Celebrations Cakes

 ~ Giant Steps 

 ~ Yarra Yering 

 ~ Squitchy Lane 

 ~ Medhurst 

 ~ Pimpernel 

 ~ Steels Gate 

 ~ Boat O’Craigo (checkout the Friday night summer sessions) 

 ~ The Flying Apron 

 ~ Kitchen & Butcher (make your own picnic hamper) 

 ~ The Beef Joint 

 ~ Yarra Valley Dairy 

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(needs its own category, it is that important to start the day)

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My Little Kitchen (checkout our BE-MLK breakfast package during your stay @botanicaeditions) ~

Mocha & Lime ~ 

Wombat Chai ~

Habituel (with the best breakfast muffins) ~

The Mare (essentials for early risers, 6am start) ~

Wildgrains  (another for early risers) ~

Natures Cake (can’t decide on coffee or café) ~

Healesville Hotel Cellars, (still Healesville Harvest to us with our favourite 'stong' Genovese blend) ~



We have a lovely 'Emergency Pack' of Mountain Roasted Coffee in both Habitat House and The Willow House, but it is simply not worth trying to compete with the local Baristas for a quality coffee to set the perfect tone for the day.



images:  Emma Kate Co staying at The Willow House


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