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Golden Garden Season

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The Blue Lotus Water Garden is proudly presenting their first ever "Golden Garden Season" these Easter school holidays.

This special celebration of Autumn will take place from the 1st of April until the 17th of April (Easter Monday) 2017.

Located in Yarra Junction, the Blue Lotus Water Garden is Australia's largest water garden with 14 acres of exotic lotus flowers and lilies to explore.

With the change of season, thousands of lotus leaves are turning from summer green to shades of golden yellow creating the unique "Golden Garden Season".

Over the 17 festive days, families are invited to enjoy a range of fun activities - some of the highlights include:

  • Fabulous Fairy Garden with its 12 Giant Mushrooms, Quaint Fairy Village and Kid's Cubbies. Come and meet the Lotus Fairy Queen on weekends and Easter long weekend.

  • Meet the Easter Bunny on Easter Saturday & Sunday for the egg hunt in the fairy garden. Check website for more details.

  • Live music by local artist "Eagle" on weekends & Easter long weekend (weather permitting).

  • See the huge Giant Lily with lily pads bigger than in summer! The NEW Longwood hybrid Giant Lily can grow lily pads up to 2.5m in diameter. If you're lucky you may even, see one of its huge flowers (up to 40cm in diameter).

  • See the special Golden Lotus with its 88 petals - the only one in Australia.

  • Meander the perennial walk of autumn flowers along Monet's Lake, with its stunning display of magnificent impatiens and colourful salvias. You will be amazed by the "Giant Lotus Flower Fountains" that protrude from the lake.

  • Take a pic of the amazing collection of tropical waterlilies still in full bloom.

  • See many other rare and wonderful plants that have been collected from across Australia and around the world.

  • Relax with the family and enjoy dozens of picnic shelters and 3 park BBQs.

  • Or relax at Wiel's Lily Pond Café or an ice cream at the Kiosk.

    Kids activities for school holidays & Easter:

  • Saturday 1/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 2:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Sunday 2/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30 – 3:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 3:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished.

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Monday 3/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished.

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Tuesday 4/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Wednesday 5/4/17

    New Kids photography workshop: 1pm (7-15 year olds, bookings required – Ph 5967 2061)

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Thursday 6/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Friday 7/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 2:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Saturday 8/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 2:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Sunday 9/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30 – 3:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 3:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Monday 10/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Tuesday 11/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Wednesday 12/4/17

    New Kids photography workshop: 1pm. (7-15 year olds, bookings required – Ph 5967 2061)

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Thursday 13/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

    EASTER 2017

  • Good Friday 14/4/17

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 12:30pm – 2:30pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting: 1:15pm – 2:30pm ($5 per face)

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Easter Saturday 15/4/17 – EGG HUNT & EASTER BUNNY

    Meet the Easter Bunny AND find a chocolate egg in the fairy garden: 11am – 1pm

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 11:00am – 3:00pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting ($5 per face): 1:15pm – 3pm

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Easter Sunday 16/4/17 – EGG HUNT & EASTER BUNNY

    Meet the Easter Bunny AND find a chocolate egg in the fairy garden: 11am – 1pm

    Meet the Lotus Fairy Queen: 11:00am – 3:00pm

    Story time in the fairy garden: 1pm

    Face painting ($5 per face): 1:15pm – 3pm

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished.

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

  • Easter Monday – (last day) 17/4/17

    Family Fairy Garden open all day

    New Kids Spotto Activity with reward when finished

    Feed the Giant Goldfish: 12:30pm

    OPEN HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday: 11am – 4pm

  • Saturday, Sunday and Easter: 11am – 5pm

    TICKET PRICES (valid 1st-17th April)

  • Adults: $14

  • Seniors: $12

  • Disability Concession: $12

  • Kids u/16: FREE (if accompanied by an adult)
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    When: 1st - 17th of April 2017
    Where: Blue Lotus Water Garden, 2628 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction 3797
    Cost: Adults: $14 Seniors: $12 Kids: FREE
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