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Blue Lotus Water Garden

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by Nikki Lee (subscribe)
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Published February 25th 2018
Go wander amongst the waterlilies
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Simply stunning!


One of the ultimate highlights of visiting the Upper Yarra Valley includes the must see magnificent Blue Lotus Water Garden.

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Just lovely!


The gardens are are located over 14 acres and there is beauty everywhere you look from every angle. The gardens include the Giant Amazon Lily, Ancient Oga Lotus, Crocodile Plant, the Tropical Lily House, Native Tree Fern Plantation, Kids Fairy Garden, a Rare Plants Pavilion and the Native River Trail, along the Little Yarra River.

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There are cute little bridges everywhere to wander over!


The meandering paths led us to bridges throughout the gardens, which in my opinion give you the best views of the beautiful plants while admiring them in the ponds and lagoons right below you.

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Giant Lily Pads!


There are numerous gazebos located around the gardens for picnics to be enjoyed in, or even just for some quiet reflection and pondering while taking in your surrounds. Picnics can be brought in and BBQs are available to use.

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Such Beauty!


The Lily Pond Cafe is located on sight, from which you can order a delicious lunch or morning or afternoon tea. In addition to the cafe, there is a little drink kiosk selling refreshments including milkshakes!

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Cute little kid's area!


The grounds are truly a work of garden art and I would certainly suggest all ages would benefit from a visit to enjoy the beauty on offer. The giant Lily Pads would surely impress the little ones, as will the cute Fairy Garden!

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Blue Lotus Water Garden


A retail nursery is housed at the gardens with a good stock of plants for sale, as well as a gift shop. You do not have to enter the actual Water Gardens and pay an entry fee if you only wish to visit the Nursery and Gift Shop.

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Picnic Gazebos are placed throughout the Gardens


Entry prices are $17 for adults, $14.50 for Pension Card Holders (not Health Care Card Holders), Student Card Holders are $15.50 and children up to including age 15 are free.

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Nursery on site!


The flowering season runs from late December through to mid-April as a guide, therefore visiting during this time frame is especially recommended!

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Beautiful flowers everywhere!


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Why? Beautiful surroundings to view and picnic in!
When: Open 7 days per week. Mon - Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 5pm. Hours may change during winter months, please check website.
Phone: (03) 5967 2061
Where: 2628 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction, Victoria, 3797
Cost: Adults$17, Pensioners $14.50, Student Concession $15.50, Kids up to age 15 are free!
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