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Kerr Crescent, Montrose

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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 March 4th 2023
The Cats Will Welcome You
Kerr Crescent starts and ends at the Mt. Dandenong Tourist Road. It presents a pleasant circuit walk of just over 800 metres.

Kerr Crescent.
Kerr Crescent.

Like many roads, streets, avenues and crescents in the area, it is unmade, narrow, and dusty, with no footpaths and vegetation to the roadway.

Kerr Crescent.
It's narrow, dusty and vegetated.

The blocks are large, with many houses well back from the road and landscaped gardens. A feature in two gardens were wire arches adorned with creepers.

Creeper cladded archways.
Archways with creeper.

Two different proteas were seen. A yellow pincushion variety and a 'normal' variety.

Two protea varieties.

Many flora was growing in the heavily vegetated verges. Several beautiful ginger lilies were growing wild, as were many Easter lilies. They seem to flower just as hot cross buns appear in bakeries.

Ginger lilies.
Ginger lilies.

Easter lilies.
Easter lilies.

Agapanthus were prolific as white, blue, a patch of deep blue ones and some future blooms. Many were on the verge. Kerr Crescent is elevated, and distant views are often seen.

Many shades of agapanthus.

A welcome sign was hanging on a tree at one house entrance. I'm not sure if it was aimed at friends, relatives or cats.

Welcome sign.
The cats look friendly.

A country feel was in parts in the form of a stone and wire fence and a rusty gate leading nowhere.

Stone fence and rusty gate.
Stone fence and rusty gate.

A red rose, daisy, hebe bush and potato bush, all appeared in different gardens, as did a cordyline cabbage tree, and a kangaroo paw. A backlit grass stem and a fluffy dandelion 'puff ball' growing on the verge made interesting photos.

rose, daisy, hebe bush & potato bush.
Rose, daisy, hebe bush & potato bush.

Cordyline, kangaroo paw, grass & dandelion.
Cordyline, kangaroo paw, grass & dandelion.

A couple of grevilleas bushes were the only native plants seen. Hardly a native, but the blossoms of a blackberry bush had a certain beauty.


blackberry blossoms.
Blackberry blossoms.

Crocosmia plants have a vivid colour. Crowea bushes, sometimes called waxflowers are endemic to Australia and are small but nice up close. Salvia hot lips also call for close inspection.

Crocosmia plant.
Crocosmia plant.
Crowlea bush and salvia hot lips.
Crowlea bush and salvia hot lips.

Very colourful was a yellow butterfly bush.

Butterfly bush.
Butterfly bush.

Few garden ornaments were seen. The most interesting was a well, complete with a wooden bucket. Another garden had several distant statuettes.

Well with bucket, statuette.
Well with bucket, statuette and flagpole.

The walk along Mt. Dandenong tourist road is easier with walking paths on both sides of the road.

Mt. Dandenong Road.
Mt. Dandenong Road and walking paths.

It is a busy road. There are no parking spots along Kerr Crescent, due to its narrowness, but Mt. Dandenong Tourist road provides plenty.

Mt. Dandenong Road.
Mt. Dandenong Road.

This is an interesting walk but worth it with the variety of flowers to admire.

Kerr Crescent.
Both ends of Kerr Crescent.

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Why? A short circular walk with a large variety of flora.
When: Anytime
Where: Kerr Crescent, Montrose. Melway map: 52. E.8.
Cost: free
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