Pettys Orchard

Petty’s Orchard is beautifully positioned along the Yarra River, and one of Melbourne’s oldest commercial orchards.

The orchard harvests over 200 different types of apples, pears and nuts. There are also several wetland areas throughout the orchard and an old packing shed which displays the history of Petty’s Orchard. In 1853 Thomas Petty arrived in Australia from England and selected land in the Doncaster and Templestowe area.

The Petty Family continued to manage the Orchard until 1981 when Parks Victoria purchased the property.



1 Homestead Road, Templestowe VIC 3106. Melway ref. 22 A12


Hours of entry:

The organic store is open Friday and Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm and also by appointment. Open for school tours.

Visit Yarra Organics @ Petty's Orchard, Organic Shop and Cafe.
Open Fridays and Saturdays 9:00am to 5:30pm, and Sundays 10:00am to 4:30pm.


For further information:

The Heritage Fruits Society

The Heritage Fruits Society is a not-for-profit group based in Melbourne, Australia. Their aim is to conserve and study heritage fruit varieties (also known as 'heirloom fruits') on private and public land.