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Hedgeley Dene Gardens

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Published September 15th 2013
Beautiful places make beautiful people
Hedgeley Dene Gardens are beautiful, a lovely place to take a walk, talk, have a picnic, take the kids or have a romantic rendezvous.

Hedgeley Dene Gardens
Walking along one of the paths in the Hedgeley Dene Gardens

It's not a really a place to kick the football around, but they are a wonderland of sight and sound if you are quiet enough. There are ducks on the pond and other water birds, small minnow fish swimming around and there are also huge trees in the garden, that dwarf everything around them.

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The path that curved itself around the water pond

The park is long and narrow, with gently curving paths that lead to garden seats, waterways and the beautifully maintained garden beds.

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A drinking tap for humans with a small one to the side for our canine friends

The park itself crosses several roads from Allenby Street, you can cross Malvern Rd, over Ferncroft Ave, Glenbrooke ave to Carlyle Way. I'm not sure that the section between Allenby Street and Malvern Rd is strictly part of park, as it isn't as manicured as the rest. It is the section nearest the Carlyle Way that has the beautiful ponds and the ornamental bridges, no need to go to Monet's garden in Giverny, when we have such a lovely one so near.

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The bridge reminiscent of some of the bridges in Monet's paintings

They are so lovely that they have banned wedding photography here, as the gardens were becoming overwhelmed.

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The sign reminding the public that wedding photography is banned, sad for the couple but great for the general public who can always have unfetted access to the gardens


For piece of mind and tranquillity, this is the place to visit.

Parking - street parking is limited but readily available
Disabled Access friendly - very
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Why? It's not often you can experience something so sublime for free
When: 24/7, there are even lamps for a night time walk
Where: Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Malvern East, Victoria
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I live right near here & enjoy a safe sunny walk through, a gravel path in the centre is great for joggers too. Families with children can have fun watching their kids rummage through the pockets of landscaped areas & a picnic or two on the weekends can always be seen. Best access from Malvern Road near cnr Wattletree rd.
by clare (score: 1|60) 2221 days ago
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