Petty's OrchardPettys Orchard is an apple orchard, wetlands and bird hide covering 44 hectares in Templestowe.
In 1853 Thomas Petty arrived in Australia from England and selected land in the Doncaster and Templestowe area. It was Thomas Pettys' grandson, Thomas Henry, who, in 1911, first bought the property that is located at Homestead Road, nestled along the Yarra River.
Thomas Henry was the first of three generations of Pettys to work the Homestead Road orchard. The Petty Family managed the orchard until Parks Victoria purchased the property in 1981.
The Heritage Fruit Society manages and maintains the heritage fruit collection in Petty's Orchard.
The orchard's 12,000 trees produce 250 to 300 tonnes of apples and pears each season, with 30 to 40 per cent going to waste due to disease, weather or pests. Produce goes to outlets such as the Victoria Market organic section, Organics by Lamanna in Brunswick and Ceres Market.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Cnr Monckton Rd and Homestead Rd Templestowe | Map
✆ 0418 665 880
❊ Web Links ❊
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