There was much disappointment last year when the Como Gardens Open Day had to be cancelled in September 2012 as a result of the heavy rains at that time. Extensive damage to the infrastructure, especially the railway and the bridge, was caused and repairs have only just been completed.
Como Gardens are now heavily in preparations for their Family Day which is scheduled for the 17th February. Starting at 10.30am and going through until 4.00pm , Family Day will provide the Hills with one of its most attractive and exciting events for 2013.
The Consul-General of Japan will be presented at 12.45pm and this will be followed by Taiko (Japanese Drumming) with Toshi Sakamoto and his students.
Featuring garden tours and special workshops for adults as well as children, there are a number of events that will be running throughout the day.
Garden Tours - 10.30am and 1.00pm
Working Display Vintage Car Museum - talk 11.00am and 2.00pm.
Following this performance, Toshi will hold a drumming workshop for children
Rainy Day Books *(the best little bookshop in the hills). Seek out Rainy Day Books special selection of Ikebana and Japanese Cooking Books.
Blue Lotus Watergardens Display featuring various water lilies and lotus, including the world's largest waterlily in the world - the Amazon Lily Pad. Blue Lotus Watergardens are situated at 2628 Warburton Highway, Yarra Junction VIC 3797. (03) 5967 2061