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Hallie & Dec's Wedding @ the Ivanhoe Bowls Club / Dec 2013

A beautiful wedding held at the Ivanhoe Bowls Club.

A price guide for weddings by the Farm Cafe, Melbourne

When your planning your wedding one challenging part is working out how to get the most bang for your buck. We speak to a lot of people and it's common to hear people say things like 'the minute we mention we're having a wedding the price seems to double'. Yes - the wedding industry in Melbourne does have some shady characters that will charge you heaps. We're not like that. We like transparency and want to empower you to feel like you have everything you need to make a decision you're happy with.

Tim & Amy's Wedding @ The Collingwood Childrens Farm, Melbourne / December 2013

Tim & Amy's was a beautiful Farm wedding with lots of amazing photos. Follow the link to see the gallery. 

Celebrating our first birthday since re-opening with FREE ice cream

Celebrating our first birthday since re-opening with FREE ice cream! 

Top 5 things to do at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne

We're situated in a great part of the Melbourne. The Collingwood Childrens' Farm is the original gardens of the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne. 

The Abbotsford Convent has a long and, in some ways, dark history, but has a new lease on life since a strong community campaign allowed the Abbotsford Convent Foundation to take over the site and restore the buildings. The buildings now house artisans, community groups, a wellness centre and several cafe's and the convent bakery. We're often asked what there is to do there - here's a quick overview. 

It's the Farmers' Market tomorrow

The Farmers' Market is wonderful at this time of year. There's loads of stone fruit, tomatoes, berries, salad greens and all the usual staples - meats, coffee, eggs, milk and more. 

Our Christmas/ New Years Opening Hour

Maggie Beer's chocolate and verjuice pav. Yep. Merry Christmas!

Maggie Beer's chocolate and verjuice pav. 

Our Lights are famous!

When we renovated Pip spent countless hours looking for the perfect lights. Barnlight Australia came through with the goods. They have even featured our lights in a blog post. 

Susan & Nicks Wedding at the Collingwood Childrens' Farm

A delightful wedding in the Barn at the Collingwood Childrens' Farm. 

Neil's 80th Birthday Catering