is a gracious mansion restored to its former glory set on five
acres of historic gardens overlooking the Yarra River. The house
was built in 1847 by Edward Williams and is a mix of Australian
Regency and Italianate architecture styles. The garden was designed
by one of the great garden designers, William Sangster, in the
19th century. It has sloping lawns, flower walks, cypress glades,
croquet lawn and fountain terrace. A water garden was designed
by landscaped designer Ellis Stones.
Como House &
Garden is situated on the corner of Williams Road and Lechlade
Avenue, South yarra. You can catch a No. 8 tram going south in
Swanston Street and get out at stop 34. It is open daily 10:00am - 5:00pm
but is closed Good Fridays and Christmas Day.