Forest Glade Gardens & Stokes Collection

Forest Glade - STOKES logo black textThe Stokes Collection at Forest Glade Gardens is regarded as the greatest private collection in the southern hemisphere and dates to the 18th and 19th Century.

Viewing tours of the antique collection and gardens are by invitation at a cost of $30 pp.

The Stokes Collection

The Stokes Collection is continually growing as unique pieces are located and gathered from all corners of the world.

Every piece in Cyril’s collection bears witness to his profound love and knowledge of 19th and early 20th century decorative arts. Each one bears testament to a lifetime spent researching and attending art auctions and estate sales.

The result is an incredible display of the various styles of this remarkable period in history. The Stokes Collection is acknowledged as equal to many of the great collections that can be seen overseas.

Due to Cyril Stokes’ lasting generosity, The Stokes Collection has now become a Trust that will remain in perpetuity for the public to visit and enjoy for generations to come.

The Stokes Collection is open to tours of adult groups by invitation at $30 per person. This fee includes a tour of the collection and the magnificent Forest Glade Gardens.

Forest Glade Gardens

Forest Glade is recognized as one of Australia’s finest private gardens. It has existed for almost one hundred years.

Located on the southern slopes of Mount Macedon in Victoria, this magnificently landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6 ha) and has four distinct themes:

  • The large English section with its huge exotic trees and masses of colour.
  • The delightful Japanese section complete with bonsai house.
  • The beautiful woodland area displaying masses of shade-loving plants.
  • The cool fern gully.

Each season brings its own spectacular visual feast.

You can take your time and explore Forest Glade Gardens at your own pace, book to be part of a conducted tour, or sit in the shade of many a tree and simply wonder at the magnificent beauty that surrounds you.

Forest Glade is open to the public 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $10 per person, or you can book a combined tour of the garden and the Stokes Collection for $30 per adult.


T: 03 5426 1323

816 Mount Macedon Rd. Mount Macedon