A small country Estate nestled among the granite outcrops in the pastoral lands surrounding Kyneton.
We farm our flowers + foliage + grapes using bee-friendly methods that are Eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable.
We supply perfumed in-season Roses and Peonies and premium Sparkling Wine to local hatted restaurants + florists + event designers + stylists + weddings + elopements + events + private gatherings + styled shoots + B&Bs, couples wishing to DIY + direct to flower lovers.
We nurture about 1000 rose plants; a combination of David Austin, Hybrid Tea and Floribunda varieties. Our Roses are available mid-late November through to April/May.
Our Peonies are available around late November for a short 3-4 week period. They’re worth the long wait!
We deliver in the Daylesford-Macedon Ranges region and by minimum order to Melbourne, Bendigo, Ballarat as well as sell directly from our farm gate (by appointment only).
We are just an hour north of Melbourne and an hour south of Bendigo. We supply our produce within a 100km radius because it keeps our sparkling-flower-miles down and promotes and strengthens the collaboration of small businesses as well as artisanal agribusiness and agritourism in regional communities.
A filmette about Crofters Fold Estate with Kate Ceberano by Natasha Curato.
Sitting 541m above sea level in the heart of the Macedon Ranges Granite Country, Crofters Fold is cool-climate terroir. In 2012, after moving to the property, we took time to settle in and learn about our new soil (granitic), rainfall (medium) and micro climate (cool + frosty + hot + windy).
Our four Highland Cows and Black-Faced Suffolk Sheep graze peacefully adding manure to our soils. We chip weeds manually and leave them to decompose as a natural source of nutrient. We care for our waterways, protect our native landscape and embrace the seasons.
We cherish rain water, make our own compost and work with Nature by companion planting to attract biodiversity, repel pests, attract beneficial insects like bees, lady bugs and prey mantis, suppress weeds and add nitrogen to improve and sustain the health of our soil.
Meanwhile, our two kelpies, Mudgee + Magoo, help protect us from pesky 'flower-thieves' and 'grape-grabbers' like kangaroos, possums, parrots, cockatoos, crows + rabbits.
Crofters Fold Estate is for flourishing souls.
We invite you to enjoy our bubbles + blooms and come stay sometime at our Airbnb.
Danielle + Ashley x
A 'crofter' is an old Scottish term given to someone who ekes a living off a small parcel of land.
A 'fold' refers to both a small holding for grazing cattle + sheep and a fold in the hills.