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Dryden Concourse, Mooroolbark

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by Neil Follett (subscribe)
I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published October 4th 2021
Some exotic flowers here
Dryden Concourse is almost a "Z" direction street between Cardigan and Mt. Dandenong Roads.

Dryden Concourse
Dryden Concourse.

Springtime seems to bring out an abundance of different flowers. The Indian hawthorn and Babiana were two such specimens, as were two of the ixia genus, with the corn lily looking exotic.

Indian hawthorn.
Indian hawthorn flower.
Babiana flowers.
Two of the ixia genus

Bottlebrushes were represented with a red version and a lemon-coloured version, with many banksias and grevilleas also representing Australian natives.

Bottle brush bushes are always attractive.


Many birds were seen, with magpies being the most numerous. They never seem to be afraid of passing pedestrians, which make them easy to photograph and a delight for young ones to see a largish bird up close.

Fun to watch.

Numerous bird baths are seen, but rarely with any avian bathers. Various forms of Buddha are residents in many gardens, giving a feeling of peace.

Bird bath & Buddha.
Bird bath & Buddha.

A bird of paradise looked splendid with a shaft of sunlight shining on it. A broadleaf aloe was in flower atop a long radiating from the foliage.

Bird of paradise
Bird of Paradise.

Broadleaf aloe.
Broadleaf aloe.

Real birds were many noisy miners who seem to perch on almost everything, including a garden tap.

noisy miners
They will land anywhere.

A pink rhododendron tree was full of blossoms, a flowering cherry tree exhibited even more blossoms as did a kunzea bush. A polygala bush was ablaze with its flowers. A hebe bush had many pink and white flowers.


Cherry blossom and lasiandra.
Cherry blossom and polygala.

Kunzea blossoms.

hebe bush
Hebe bush.

Many walkers were about, with and without dogs.

Exercise with and without dogs.

solo walker
On his own.

About halfway along Dryden Concourse it crosses the Brushy Creek Trail, which is underground at this point and a walking path follows the underground creek. There is also a walking path along Mt. Dandenong Road.

Brushy Creek Trail.
Brushy Creek Trail.

walking path.
Walking path along Mt. Dandenong Road.

A large patch of pink daisies were on a raised garden bed. A number of yellow tulips looked colourful, even though they had passed their prime.

Daisies and tulips.
Daisies and tulips.

Many gardens featured garden beds with many arrangements of flowers, some even in wheelbarrows. A verge garden was on a corner and a white picket fence was fronted by many bushes.

Garden beds
Garden beds are an attractive feature in many gardens.
Picket fence and verge garden.
Picket fence and verge garden.

Two cute little girl statues added to a couple of gardens as did a garden lamp.

cute statue.
They do look cute.

Garden lamp.
Garden lamp.

A single crow was sighted sitting on a front fence, while a spotted dove chose an overhead wire and an Indian myna preferred a rooftop.

Crow, spotted dove and Indian myna.

What, at a distance looked like a piece of bark in an overgrown lawn, moved, revealing a crested pigeon.

crested pigeon
Crested Pigeon.

A lasiandra bush and a morning flag iris added colour. A lamiaceae, a member of the salvia genius.

Morning flag iris and lasiandra.
Morning flag iris and lasiandra.

A number of trimmed vertical hedges was a feature of one garden. A geranium plant had long escaped through a wooden fence but seemed content to stay in situ.

Interesting hedge & escapee.
Interesting hedge & escapee.

Several members of the daisy family were colourful residents in many gardens.


This is a 1.1 km. walk giving many floral experiences and access to two walking paths.

Street sign
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Where: Dryden Concourse, Mooroolbark.
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