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Kingswood Drive, Chirnside Park

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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 February 8th 2021
You can drive this Kingswood
This 1 km drive runs off Parkvalley Drive and ends at the Chirnside Park Country Club.

Street sign
We are here.

It is part of the original Chirnside Park Estate, developed in the 1960s. Most gardens are well established and offer many colourful flowers and bushes.

Red grevillea

red rose
Red is always eye-catching.

red rose
Two is better than one.

Protea and magnolias are very attractive with just one bloom almost hidden in the background of green foliage.

A single Protea.

Magnolia bloom.

Fuchsia are usually associated as residents of hanging baskets, but they can also be bushes and small trees festooned with their hanging petals.
Hanging beauty.

A tall specimen of a Kangaroo Paw plant looked very impressive seemingly clutching at the sky.

kangaroo paw
Reaching for the sky.

Garden ornaments add something to open gardens. I spied an elephant in one garden and a fountain in its own little landscaped area looked quite attractive.

garden elephant.
A jumbo garden ornament.

garden fountain
A nice setting.

The only avian life I saw was a single Mudlark in the grass.

mud lark
A mud lark in grass.

In one front garden was an attractive nesting box on a tall pole. The house resident was gardening and said that birds didn't seem to want to use it. Maybe it's too open with no foliage for protection.

bird box
Nesting box.

A street walk when a hard rubbish collection is due adds much interest as you wonder why throw that out? Many lounge suites were obviously past their use by date and offered rest to any passing travelers. Old signs are also interesting.

lounge suit on nature strip.
Looks inviting.

antique sign.
Antique rubbish.

A tall cactus plant attracted interest with its sprouting flowers. Another succulent seen was an Aeonium with many heads on a single stalk.

flowering cactus
A flowering cactus.

Aeonium succulent.

Another flowering succulent.

The only pedestrian traffic seen was a couple of young lads looking for somewhere to play ball.

boy with ball
Heading off to play ball.

Front fences are not that common these days and newly erected ones often show some design creativity.

iron fence
Nice combination of fence and hedge.

Once your reach the Chirnside Park Country Club, you can partake of a coffee or if you backtrack along Kingswood Drive for about 200 metres, you can walk along Parkvalley Drive and 700 metres later you will be back at the start of Kingswood Drive, completing a 1.7 km. circuit.

At the entrance.
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Where: Kingswood Drive, Chirnside Park. Melways map: 37. K.4.
Cost: Free
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