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Eden Valley Road, Warranwood

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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 April 8th 2021
See the Gardens of Eden
This road meanders and undulates for 700 metres. It is a very quiet, leafy road and does descend into a valley which crosses its path. It is very steep in parts with a footpath on only one side.

road scene
Eden Valley Road.

While not over endowed with colourful flowers, garden lovers would find delight in the many landscaped gardens on the steep front gardens of many houses.

Typical of the garden beds in Eden Valley Road.

The most colourful flower seen was an Azalea, with its pink petals outlined in white.

Two-toned beauty.

A dark pink Camellia was almost as stunning as was a white and pink specimen.

Pink Camellia

Another one.

At the low point of the road is the Eden Valley Reserve. This is a linear reserve with a small stream running through it. It is worth the diversion as it is heavily treed, giving a real bush walk to it.

Eden Valley Reserve.
The entrance to Eden Valley Reserve.

Opposite the entrance to the Eden Valley Reserve is a small playground.

Small playground.

Landscaped gardens would be the key attraction to this walk. There were many, but my favourite was one featuring two palm trees.

Roses dominate.

palm trees
Palm trees.

Toy bears are becoming almost a feature of many streets. Eden Valley had two, including a bright pink one, happily resting in a tree fork.

masked bear
A masked bear.

pink bear.
Pink bear resting.

Hidden from view, until almost upon it, was a very large toy tiger. It was certainly a double-take moment.

toy tiger
He looks friendly.

Many birds were about, the most numerous were several Mudlarks.

Mudlark at ground level,

mudlark in tree.
Mud lark in tree.

Also, tree borne were a Noisy Miner and a Magpie.

noisy miner
An inverted Noisy Miner.

Magpie in tree.

Many gardens featured the becoming popular succulents.

A succulent.

An example of clinging to life was a single Convolvulus flower seemingly growing on a rock.

A hardy existence.

An unidentified red flower on a long stem looked rather attractive growing on its own.

red flower
Looks almost like a wildflower.

Only one pedestrian was sighted but for an out of the way road it was rather busy with local traffic.

The only walker seen.

road scene
All vehicles seen were local residents.

At the end of Eden Valley Road is the Warranwood Reserve. This 11 ha. Reserve is 100% natural bushland. It is an indigenous flora & fauna reserve with playground, walking paths and wetlands. It is well worth a visit.

Warranwood reserve
The entrance to Warranwood Reserve.

Garden lovers traversing this road may well think they are seeing the Gardens of Eden.
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Why? Some nice gardens.
When: anytime
Where: Eden Valley Road, Warranwood. Melway map: 36. D.7.
Cost: Free
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