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Mundara Drive, Ringwood

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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 May 11th 2021
The Mundara walk is not mundane
This drive meanders from Wonga Road to Kalinda Road for about 900 metres.

Mundara Drive
Mundara Drive.

The Wonga Road end has two fenced retarding basins on the north side. The basins are heavily vegetated with trees and shrubs and offer a verdant outlook for local residents.

street scene
The fenced retarding basin.

Colourful flowers soon came into view. Not seen much these days were some very colourful pansies and geraniums as were a mass planting of red flowers.



geranium
Geraniums.


red flowers
A mass of red.

Trees were a feature of this drive, both on nature strips and in front yards.

trees
Garden and street trees.

A mailbox and garden lamp contrasted nicely with an autumn tree in the background, making autumn a good time for street walks.

Garden lamp.
Garden lamp and autumn tree.

Looking up often pays dividends with birds silently sitting on overhead wires watching the world go by. A magpie and a spotted dove fitted this category.

magpie
Magpie on wire.


spotted dove
Spotted dove.

Wattles are starting to bloom and bottle brushes never seem to go away, although they do have a long flowering season.

wattle
Early wattle.


bottle brush
Bottlebrush.

Several walkers were encountered, with one walking his dog.

walker
Pounding the pavement.


man & dog
Man with dog.

More floral specimens revealed themselves as an abelia bush, a polygala bush.

Abelia
Abelia bush.


polygala
Polygala shrub.

I have always associated fuchsias as a hanging basket flower, but the genus can include shrubs and small trees. One of the small trees was encountered with a mass of hanging fuchsia blooms. A delight to see.

fuchsia
Fuchsias in flower.

Along the way, a pathway leads to a large unnamed park containing a small playground and some old growth pine trees. The park has other paths leading to other surrounding streets.

walk in the park
It's a walk in the park.


playground
The play area.

It has large areas of grass and several corellas were feeding in that grass.

corellas
Two of the feeding corellas.

A miniature windmill was a feature in one garden and a lion plaque broke up the starkness of a brick wall.

windmill
The miniature windmill.


lion plaque.
The lion plaque.

I was pleased to find a lychgate on one property, set into a white wooden fence and a tall hedge.

lych gate
Lych gate.

Cotoneaster trees with their red berries area are a very popular garden tree and the convolvulus ground cover plants do look nice.

Cotoneaster tree
The red berries of the cotoneaster tree.


convolvulus
Convolvulus bush.

A lasiandra and a camellia tree were other colourful blooms vying for our attention.

lasiandra
Lasiandra flowers are divine.


camellia
Camellias.

It's a nice walk, a little undulating, but a walk through the park will extend your enjoyment.

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Why? A nice floral experience.
When: anytime
Where: Mundara Drive, Ringwood. Melways map: 50. C.1.
Cost: Free
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