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Kingsley Gardens

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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 November 7th 2020
The name has a regal sound
This large garden in Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert is a green oasis in built up suburbia.

Kingsley Gardens.
Kingsley Gardens sign among landscaped area.

It has almost everything. Large open grassed areas, playground, undercover BBQ, numerous park bench seats and beautifully landscaped areas.

deep pink flowers
Deep pink flowers.

The playground and BBQ are almost central in the gardens and from all angles look most inviting.

Part of the playground in its landscaped setting.

The area around the playground and BBQ is very nicely landscaped with colourful small trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers.

landscaped area
Part of the landscaped area around the playground.

purple flower
Purple flower with ant.

Looking up.

Throughout the garden, there are many large mature trees which offer a large area of shade for a lawn picnic on a sunny day.

picnic in park
Picnic in progress.

picnic in park
Another one.

My walk through the gardens was on sunny Sunday and many groups were enjoying a picnic lunch, taking advantage of the many shade trees or enjoying the warm sunshine.

picnic in park
Sunny picnic near huge tree.

Some of the more mature trees, apart from offering large areas of shade are quite interesting in their growth patterns.

old tree
A good climbing tree.

dark trees
This would be a cool spot on a hot day.

Wherever you are in the gardens, you are never out of sight of a park bench or two. Sitting on any of them would give you a very pleasing outlook.

pusher in park.
Strolling along.

The south and east perimeter of the garden is heavily landscaped with lots of shrubs, both flowering and non-flowering. A credit to the City of Whitehorse.

red flower
Red flower.

white flowers.
A white one.

There are two main paths through the garden, both concrete. There is a slight rise overall but wheelchairs would have no problems.

walker in park.
Path, seat and walker.

Near the play area is the beginnings of a spoon village. Not many current residents, but being a popular area more residents are sure to move in.

spoon village
The beginning of a village.

Bird wise, only a magpie was photographed but many noisy miners were flying about.

Parking should be avoided on busy Whitehorse Road, but Kingsley Crescent, bordering the western side of the gardens, has an area of off-street parking.

flowering bush
Flowering bush.

flowering bush

With not many green areas around this location, Kingsley Gardens would be most popular with local residents, but I'm sure they wouldn't mind sharing it with others.
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Why? A perfect picnic spot.
When: anytime
Where: Whitehorse Road, Mont Albert. Melways map: 47. A.8.
Cost: Free
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