The Lagoon View Nursery and Gardens is located at 134 Lagoon View Road, Redland Bay and is open seven days a week from 8.00am to 4.00pm. It can become quite a story of how a nursery begins and Peter, owner, told me he and his wife Genya starting by planting sections at a time and the gardens grew from that, like a jigsaw puzzle, each section created more of the picture to come.
Not only are the gardens a place where a relaxed walk is ensured, but there are also designated garden and lawn spaces for birthday parties, weddings, family and special occasion gathering. The nursery does not cater on-site, rather you can organise or bring your own catering to the hired areas. LeToria's Café also on-site, can provide kitchen space for special occasions by appointment only.
Luscious Green Grass in the Function Areas (Author's Photo)
As a family-owned business, the Lagoon View Nursery and Gardens pride themselves in offering to the public the best plants at wholesale prices. Plants and garden ornaments are displayed in segregated areas and rows creating easy access for everyone to walk around to view the items. You can also purchase garden mulch, potting mix and other nutrients. An overview of the plants for purchase can be viewed on their website. Delivery is available throughout the greater Brisbane areas; please use the Contact Form to get in touch. Deliveries can be made in other areas, however, you need to contact the nursery for a quotation.
A Variety of Garden Ornaments (Large & Small) - Author's Photo
The advantage of this nursery is that Peter and Genya have planted on their own property what they sell, thereby giving you an opportunity to see the plants fully grown as well as seeing what conditions they grow in. If you have purchased a new home and not sure of the type of garden you want, or have a tired garden and want a revamp, Lagoon Nursery and Gardens can certainly advise and design your dream garden.
Although on the day I visited, Redland Bay was still in somewhat of a drought situation from no rain in a long period of time, the lawns, walkways and picturesque lagoon provided a green oasis of the natural landscape and home to plenty of wildlife.
Memorising Lagoon with Turtles & Other Wildlife (Author's Photo)
Contact for the Lagoon View Nursery and Gardens is by mobile on 0408 181 970 or through their website.
Set along the beautiful lagoon is LeToria's Café. Owner Leanne has created an exclusive and open-air café settings where individual wooden picnic tables are enclosed on each side from their neighbouring tables by greenery, thus allowing conversations within the area to be totally private and peaceful. Most of the tables overlook the tranquil lagoon where turtles and other marine life can easily be seen. Each table has a wicker basket containing insect repellent and blankets for customer's use.
Secluded Picnic Tables Overlook the Lagoon (Author's Photo)
LeToria's Café prepares coffee and tea on-site, however, buys in sweets and savoury items for purchase. Gluten-free dietary needs and milk intolerances are catered for, along with food for those who do not need to be worried about allergies. On the day of my visit, I was very impressed in Café owner Leanne recognising my companion and yet my friend had only visited once before. Leanne meandered around all the tables welcoming her guests and stopping for a chat. There was no push for us to hurry after our coffee and sweets were eaten - in fact, the whole environment was so relaxing that the area was enticing us to stay longer. Apart from the individual picnic tables, there is a larger terrace area, where larger groups can be accommodated.
LeToria's Café is open on Fridays from 9.00am to 2.00pm and Weekends from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Currently, payment is cash only. You can read more information on LeToria's Café on the Facebook page or contact Leanne on 0416 310 015.