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Autumn in Malmsbury Botanic Gardens

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by Travellerstrail (subscribe)
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Published February 4th 2015
Experience Glorious Colour of Autumn
During the mid to late autumn season, Malmsbury Botanic Gardens' leaves will turn into a rich autumnal colour.

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Malmsbury Botanic Gardens


With an ornamental lake serving as a backdrop, a fountain that was built in the 1930's from bluestone salvaged from a nearby demolished mill, and Dutch elms at the front of the lake that were planted as a memorial to soldiers of the first World War, the botanic gardens is a good place to go for a walk and a picnic.

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Ornamental Lake


As you wander through the walking track to the back of the gardens, you will come to the historic railway viaduct, built in 1859 using thousands of labourers to carry the Bendigo line over the Coliban River. The Malmsbury Viaduct consist of 5 arches stretching 152m across from one end to the other and standing about 25 metres high. This bluestone bridge was the largest engineering structure to be built in Victoria in the 19th century. The masonry arch railway bridge was erected as a goldfields railway linking Melbourne to an inland port, part of Melbourne, Bendigo and Echuca Railway.

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Malmsbury Viaduct


There is also a pathway linking the botanical gardens to the local sporting oval via a path travelling beneath the bridge which crosses the Coliban River.

The Botanic Gardens is open all year and has toilet and picnic facilities in adjacent parklands.

It is easy to take a day trip to Malmsbury, with it being an hour away from Melbourne and 10mins from Kyneton town via Calder Highway.
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Why? The leaves are falling
When: Open all year round
Phone: 03 5421 1468
Where: Malmsbury Botanical Gardens, Calder Highway, Malmsbury, Victoria
Cost: Free
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Maili. I like landscapes and historical landscapes.
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