Shop & Cafe
COCKINGTON GREEN GARDENS SOUVENIR SHOP
The souvenir shop is located within the main entry building to Cockington Green Gardens and contains a vast selection of affordable souvenirs to purchase as a memento of your visit or as a gift for others.
From fridge magnets, mugs, tea-towels and spoons through to Cockington Green’s own label wines, there is something for everyone in the souvenir shop. Budgets of all levels are catered for with quirky gifts along with more personalised keepsakes designed for a lifetime of use.
The shop is opened from 9.30am until 5.00pm daily and is also next to guest restrooms as well as a convenient parents change room when toddlers need attention.
PARSONS NOSE GARDEN CAFE
The Parson’s Nose licensed café is the only major building on site not constructed by the Sarah family. Built in the style of a Cornish cottage, the sagging roof caused much consternation for the building inspector involved in approving the structure. Visitors still look at the building commenting on the “crooked roof-line” usually making for some interesting conversations with enthusiasts and construction specialists.
The garden café is a delightful venue providing tasty light refreshments, being particularly known for our famous home-baked scones and giving authenticity to the original display of buildings and gardens from Great Britain.
For the warmer months and the many spectacular spring and autumn days, there are two very pleasant outdoor eating areas adjacent to the café where visitors are often found relaxing over their lunch and taking in the ambience of the surrounding gardens.
Whilst catering primarily to the many individual visitors in the display, the Parson’s Nose café also offers groups a well-earned break, serving either morning or afternoon tea or a scrumptious lunch. A dedicated marquee has been established where groups can dine in comfort and privacy. Menus and bookings for groups can be made on request.
Attached to The Parson’s Nose is the Rose Room indoor display.
PICNIC AND PLAYGROUND AREA
The idyllic surrounds of Cockington Green Gardens make the picnic and playground area a favourite and popular option for many visitors to the attraction looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy lunch, morning/afternoon tea or simply a rest.
The free gas barbeques provided in the area are always in demand. There are also well utilised picnic tables for family and friends to gather and enjoy lunch or morning or afternoon teas.
The soft lawns and trees also provide a fun and friendly environment for young children to enjoy in addition to the entertaining playground equipment designed for their enjoyment.
The picnic and playground areas are located within the attraction for the enjoyment of visitors and are open between 9.30am and 4.45pm daily.
ROSE ROOM GIFT SHOP
The Rose Room display includes an international doll collection, donated by Margaret Herezeg of Canberra. The collection is complemented by two remarkable dolls’ houses.
The larger is a thirty-two roomed Victorian mansion doll house ‘Waverly’. The other is ‘Misrule’ doll house which is associated with the story of The Seven Little Australian’s written by Ethel Turner. Phillipa Poole, granddaughter of Ethel Turner, had the dolls’ house built to raise funds for the Children Medical Research Institution.
The beautiful Rose Room Exhibit includes a gift shop which offers you the opportunity to start a variety of collections of your own!
The Rose Room gift shop retails a wide range of miniature furniture accessories for the dolls house enthusiast or maybe you would prefer to add model cars to your collection. There is a variety of novelty items, gifts, toys, dolls and more. Here is the chance the purchase your own miniature from the Rose Room Gift Shop!
Hours of operation for the Rose Room Gift Shop are 9.30am until 4.45pm daily.
See exhibits for more information about the Rose Room display.