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Rippon Lea Mansion and Pleasure Grounds


A 33-room mansion set in 5.2 hectares of groundsj, this is a popular location for weddings and bridal photography due to its many picturesque aspects.

The garden was created in 1868. Features of the garden include the grand fernery, orchard, and a lake with islands, bridges and waterfall.

Rippon Lea mansion

Rippon Lea was named in honour of the creator's mother Emma nee Rippon, daughter of Thomas Rippon, Chief Cashier of the Bank of England.

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Open: Check website for opening hours.
Ph 9523 6095 Fax 9523 6921 or e-mail Rippon Lea
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Getting there:

Rippon Lea House Museum & Historic Garden

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3182
Tram No 67 from Swanston St to Stop 42 or bus 216 or 219 from Bourke & Queen Sts.

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