The Briars, situated at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula, is a beautiful property which is steeped in local history, flora and fauna on 230 hectares and offers a range of activities.
The Briars, a 230 hectare rural property in Mount Martha, is one of the Mornington Peninsula Shire’s foremost assets.
There are a range of walks at The Briars, both within the Wildlife Sanctuary and around the property. Choose from wetlands, woodlands or a stroll around the gardens.
The Briars Homestead is one of the Mornington Peninsula’s oldest properties first settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid, a retired army officer.
There are a number of educational programs at The Briars including Junior Ranger Program, Spotlight Walks, Eco Living Display Centre and the Outdoor Ed Camp located at the Briars.
There are a range of venues at The Briars, including Jospehine's, Angus and Rose Cafe and a number of rooms / venues available for hire to suit a variety of function types, large and small.
The Shire Nursery grows an extensive range of indigenous plants from locally collected seed for retail sale to the public. The range includes groundcovers, grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.
See first-hand how you can reduce your water, energy and waste to make your home more comfortable and save the environment by a visit to the Eco Living Display Centre, located at The Briars.
The Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society promotes amateur astronomy at its Briars Astronomy Centre, conducting regular public lectures combined with observing using modern telescopes at the Peter Lowe Observatory.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
In the spirit of respect, Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges the people and elders of Boon Wurrung/Bunurong, members of the Kulin Nation, who have traditional connections to the land and waters on which council operates.