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Off-Grid Farm Living - Central Victoria

River Gardens Axedale is completely off-grid.

We generate our own power from a bank of solar panels on the roof. We store that power in a battery bank for night use. We do have a back-up generator for emergencies.

Drinking, cooking and shower water is collected from the roof and stored in three 33,000 litre tanks.

The washing machine and toilets use clean dam water.

An electric split system air conditioner heats and cools the house. Heating is supplemented by a wheat heater on colder nights.

Gardens are watered from the river and dams using a stand-alone solar powered floating Mono pump.

Campaspe River Sunset

Sunset over the Campaspe River at Axedale.

B&B Farm Stay Reviews

Below to the right of this page are some links to reviews and comments made by guests who have visited River Gardens Bed and Breakfast Farmstay.

You can see more independent bed and breakfast reviews at TripAdvisor and Google.

Our bed and breakfast commenced in May, 2015. Axedale is 20 kilometres from both Bendigo and Heathcote in Central Victoria.

We cater for adult singles or couples only. River Gardens Axedale does not cater for children under 12 years. Pets are not allowed.

Snowflame Wheat Heater

Snowflame Wheat Heater in use in the River Gardens homestead.

Product and Service Reviews

Here on our product reviews page you will see links to our reviews of products and equipment that we use to keep the homestead and property as functional and 'normal' as possible.

Our first review is about the Snowflame Wheat Heater. See the picture on the right.

If we review one of your products or services and you disagree with our review, send us your explanations, comments or corrections and we will be happy to post them on the site for you.

Product and Service Reviews

Farmstay Reviews

Nature Reviews - Fauna - Flora - Farm Animals

Sometimes life on a farm isn't easy and other times it's a delight to see the wonders of nature. Farmers have a couple of sayings that sum up their daily routines: 'Where you've got livestock you've got dead stock.' 'On a farm you are either trying to keep it alive or trying to kill it.'

Sounds harsh but makes sense. Almost daily you are trying to kill weeds and vermin whilst hoping for rain and nurturing stock.

Below are reviews and comments of interest about what goes on at River Gardens Axedale and surrounding areas.

About Us

River Gardens Axedale is a family owned and operated sheep and cropping farm on the banks of the Campaspe river in central Victoria. Luxury B&B accommodation is available on the property.

Accommodation was purpose built and opened in 2015 as a Bendigo and Heathcote B&B Farm Stay. River Gardens Axedale is just minutes from local wineries, cellar doors and vineyards.

Rose Gardens were opened to the public in April, 2019. Gardens are open most weekends from late October to early May. Gardens are closed in February due to heat.

Your new hosts are husband and wife Mark McGann and Wendy Johnson.

Bed and Breakfast

Book our luxury bed and breakfast unit on the banks of the Campaspe river. Spend the night from as little as $180 which includes free NBN WiFi.

River Gardens Bed and Breakfast is situated just minutes from the wineries and cellar doors of Axedale, Eppalock, Mandurang, Elmore, Toolleen, Mount Camel, Bendigo and Heathcote.

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River Gardens Axedale
91 Brownes Lane
Axedale Victoria 3551
Phone: 0425716369
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