The perfect destination for unwinding

A luxury getaway set amongst 10 acres of stunning gardens nestled at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges. Just an hour from Melbourne, escape to the country and unwind at Beechmont Garden Retreat.

Maintained and designed for the creative team behind Melbourne’s premier floral destination Flowers Vasette, we invite you to experience some of the magic here at Beechmont Garden Retreat.

Beechmont Garden Retreat is available to book for short-term stays and can sleep up to 8 people. We are here for the green thumb, for the weekend getaway, for the escape to the country, or for the exquisite garden wedding.

Beechmont Garden Retreat offers the perfect place to stay or entertain, immersing yourself amongst the natural beauty of our gardens. We are just a stones throw from some of Victoria’s most spectacular scenery and attractions.


Not much is known about the provenance of Beechmont before January 1997, when avid gardeners Simon and Marcia Begg bought the property. At the time it consisted of horse paddocks and gardens containing a mix of European and Australian native trees and shrubs. The Beggs believed the area was likely cleared for timber at the turn of the 20th century and later used for dairying, potato crops, horses and propagating flowering shrubs. The most mature part of the garden is located near the entrance. This area features incredible beech trees, rhododendrons, camellias and other large deciduous trees, some of which are over 70 years old.


Cherrie Miriklis, florist and owner of Flowers Vasette, purchased the property from the Beggs in 2013. She fell in love with the property – primarily for the gardens and the opportunity to supply Flowers Vasette with a unique bounty direct from the garden. What’s more, Cherrie saw Beechmont Garden Retreat as a place she and her florists could collaborate, getting back in touch with nature and the seasons to further fuel their creativity and sources of inspiration. Cherrie foresees opening the grounds for garden tours, events and floristry and garden workshops, while continuing to offer boutique accommodation.


With its exquisite positioning amidst the greenery of the Dandenong Ranges and their surrounding natural beauty, Beechmont is a delightful setting hosting a range of events throughout the year.

As a working produce farm for Flowers Vasette, Beechmont offers unique floral workshops. These workshops are guided by the incredible floral artists from our very own Melbourne creative studio.

A variety of intimate events can similarly be arranged to suit your personal requests. This can include the gastronomical delights of cooking classes and high tea. We offer gardening workshops too, with our qualified and experienced gardeners providing tips and specialised advice that you can take away and transplant into your own gardens at home.

If Beechmont sounds like your next destination for an event or stay, book now.

If you have any requests, please get into contact with our team. We would be thrilled to host you for a luxury escape or to create your next unforgettable event.

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today” – Indian Proverb

Beechmont Garden Retreat is located just 55km out of Melbourne, in Olinda, of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. With a luxury guesthouse set amongst 10 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, Beechmont Garden Retreat offers a welcome reprieve from the rush of the city.

A two-night minimum applies to weekends. Long stays are welcome. We can provide recommendations, arrange guided walks, winery tours, or make dinner bookings on your behalf.

If you would like catering to be included or onsite activities arranged such as floristry, art, cooking and wine courses, let us know when booking and we will be in contact to discuss.  Retreats and private events can be organised dependent on time and the breadth of your requirements.

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Book now to secure Beechmont Garden Retreat for your next luxury escape!

Enjoy a country getaway just a stones throw from Melbourne, and relish in the natural beauty of Victoria’s backyard.

Rest, reset and indulge in all that Beechmont Garden Retreat has to offer.

We look forward to welcoming you.