Cruden Farm

Arts and Culture Langwarrin


Cruden Farm is the much loved home of the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch. It was given to her as a wedding present by her husband, Sir Keith Murdoch, in 1928. Eighty-four years of hands-on involvement by Dame Elisabeth has transformed the landscape of Cruden Farm into one of Australia’s most iconic and aesthetically pleasing country gardens. Situated on 133 acres, the property consists of an internationally recognised garden, beautiful rolling paddocks and pockets of indigenous vegetation. Visit on designated open days or by appointment. 


Exuberant flowering shrubs and perennials produce months of vibrant colour, then comes the bare-boned delicacy of winter. Please note that the house is not open for viewing.

Originally designed by Edna Walling, Cruden Farm was presented to Dame Elisabeth when she married legendary newspaper journalist, Keith Murdoch in June 1928. Dame Elisabeth is much loved in the local community and is well known for her philanthropic work and support for over 100 charities throughout Australia.

Hours: Open by appointment or on designated ‘open days’. Tour groups welcome, entry fees apply.

Map & Directions

60 Cranbourne Road Langwarrin Victoria 3910


60 Cranbourne Road, Langwarrin