Visit the Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre in Yuroke for autumn blooms of beautiful many-coloured roses and salvias, hundreds of trees like Californian redwoods, a circle of golden robinias, an olive grove, blue spruce and hundreds more.
Visitors can join garden tours to learn tips on organic, water-wise and sustainable gardening. Many people bring friends and family to relax in the beauty and serenity of a 'lovingly tended, beautiful and spectacular flower garden' as seen on ABC TV's Gardening Australia.
The weekend provides an opportunity for families and people of every age to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of gardens and lawns surrounding a traditional Tibetan temple, which was built on the property in 2000 and blessed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2002.
An enthusiastic group of volunteer gardeners contribute many hours each week to fulfil the founder's vision of the gardens as a place for everyone to relax and enjoy.
The Society's founder, Venerable Geshe Acharya Thubten Loden, who was born in Tibet, developed these gardens to repay the kindness of the Australian people for his opportunity to live in Australia, and the support and shelter he received here for more than 30 years until his passing in 2011.
The property is also home to plenty of wildlife and if you sit by the lakes you can watch birds like ducks, cormorants and ibis basking near the water.
Groups are welcome to take advantage of a special package for eight or more people, offering entry, Devonshire tea, temple and garden tours for $10 per person. Entry for everyone else is $5 or free for those 12 and under.
There are also free meditations each day and garden tours, to learn about our special gardening and water management techniques, and tours to hear about the temple's cultural significance at $5 each. Tibetan Buddhist Society, 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke (Access Cookes Rd). Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre, 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke (Access Cookes Rd) 45 minutes north of the cud, 10 minutes from the Tullamarine Freeway.
Tibetan Buddhist Society, 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke (Access Cookes Rd).
Peaceful Land of Joy Meditation Centre, 1425 Mickleham Rd, Yuroke (Access Cookes Rd) 45 minutes north of the cud, 10 minutes from the Tullamarine Freeway.