Picnic at Buda

Why not make a day of it at Buda and have a picnic! A viewing of this historic home of the Leviny family is a must for lovers of the Arts and Crafts movement, heritage gardens and Gold Rush architecture. A gentle stroll around the grounds could be capped off with a picnic lunch on the lawn overlooking the township or listening to the aviary birds while seated at our comfortable tables in the courtyard.

You are welcome at anytime to bring your own rug and picnic hamper, but for those travelling, or an extra special treat, why not book an exclusive Buda gourmet hamper lovingly prepared by Melanie of Fryers Teahouse.

“We had a wonderful experience at Buda Historic Home & Garden. I was able to pre-order an exclusive Buda gourmet hamper lovingly prepared by Melanie of Fryers Teahouse through the Buda website. Our hamper was complete with fresh seasonal produce and was self contained, with picnic rug, thermos’ and fine china. I had arranged a day out for my Mother’s Birthday and was pleased to find the hamper ready for us upon arrival. We found an appropriate location to enjoy our generous picnic under a large oak tree in the garden. It was a memorable experience and I would highly recommend this service to anyone who wishes to enjoy a carefree relaxing outing.” Georgia – Google review

Buda Baskets

Hampers come in three sizes.

Miss Hilda’s Basket – Suitable for 1 person

The Charlotte Rose Basket – Suitable for 2 people

The Arts and Crafts Basket – Suitable for 4 people

All gourmet hampers feature fresh seasonal produce (low food miles) and are self contained, with picnic rug, thermos’ and fine china. There are vegetarian options for each basket and dietary requirements can be catered for upon request (please email here.) They also feature special Buda recipes direct from the diaries of the Leviny women.

Baskets must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance and will be waiting for you upon arrival on your chosen date at reception. Baskets are simply delivered back to reception after your picnic.

Picnics are unavailable during July 2022. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Baskets are available by ordering in advance for any day we are open except Public Holidays.
Price includes admission to the Buda Garden.
If you would like to go through he house there is a special discount for picnic goers.

Please fill out the form below with your preferences and Submit.

Then choose your basket and click Add To CART to place your secure order.

Please note: If you choose gift basket, once the office has received your order, you will receive an email to send to your recipient. Please allow 24 hours.

Buda Basket Menu


Seasonal fresh fruit


Tarts: Egg, bacon and leek

Vegetarian option: Pumpkin, feta and caramelised onion or Spinach and fetta

Buda Cornish Pasties


Freshly made up rolls, pick one of:

Smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket

Ham, seeded mustard and Swiss cheese

Chicken and mayo and lettuce

Roast vegetable and rocket (Vegetarian)


Holy goat cheese: la luna, homemade quince paste, homemade pesto with a Johnny Baker baguette


Freshly homemade sweet treats, made with seasonal ingredients. Selection of baked goods including gluten free and vegan options.  Leviny ginger bread, lemon tart, flourless orange cake (GF), Persian love cake (GF), brownie (vegan) and  friands.


  1. Thermos of tea OR coffee

Twinings Herbal tea selection – Green tea, Peppermint, Lemon Twist

Black Teas – Lady grey, English breakfast, Afternoon tea

Coffee is sourced from local roaster, Coffee Basics.

  1. Harcourt Sparkling Apple Juice