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by Nikki Lee (subscribe)
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Published November 26th 2016
Be amazed by the beauty beyond the Archway at Alowyn Gardens
Alowyn Gardens, Cafe and Nursery is situated on the Melba Highway in Yarra Glen.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley Archway
Alowyns Archways lead you to the stunning gardens


Beyond the beautiful archways, you are led on a garden journey of delight and amazement.

The stunning gardens were first established in 1999 and they are planted on 4 acres which consist of the following sections and styles:

Parterre Garden
Forest Garden
Perennial Border
Edible Garden
Dry Garden
Display Gardens
French Style Garden
and the magnificent Wisteria Archway.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley
Alowyns swirling hedges


The gardens were designed and planted to have feature areas throughout the seasons.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley Water feature
Water fountain feature surrounded by beautiful gardens


There is also special little hidden "finds" in the garden including an olden day cabin, complete with furniture from the day and a billy tea fireplace.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley old cabin
Olden day cabin - you are allowed to peek inside


After meandering and enjoying the gardens for well over an hour, we then headed to the Cafe for some refreshments including a latte, iced chocolates and scones to share.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley stone area
Stone Area among the Birch Trees


After a short rest and a game of chess on the large courtyard chess set, we then headed to the Nursery and found some herbs and succulents to take home for planting.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley Billy Tea
Billy Tea


This was a beautiful day out and there was a lot of interest for both the adults and children alike.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Children chess
Childrens Area amongst the beautiful gardens


Alowyn can host weddings and parties and there is also the option of hiring the magnificent gardens for photo shoots.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Iris Yarra Valley
Iris in bloom


I am already looking forward to my next visit as I am very keen to see the Sunflower garden in full bloom.

Alowyn Gardens Cafe Nursery Day trip Yarra Valley
The beauty is everywhere
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Why? Interesting gardens, Cafe, Large Chess set to play and the Nursery to peruse
When: All year around, except for three to four weeks each winter
Phone: (03) 9730 2400
Where: 1210 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen, Vic 3775
Cost: $10 adults, $8.50 concession, children under 16 FREE, group bookings with 15 or more people are $7.50 per person
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