Monday, 3 March 2014

Through The Looking Glass....

Walking through those large iron gates as though stepping through the looking glass into Wonderland this Art Deco treasure can be found.

Down the Sherbrooke Road away from the hustle and bustle of Olinda and Sassafras, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is lurking just awaiting another curious traveller to discover its wonder and beauty.

Established in 1933, the lush greenery and vast array of botanical wonder is nothing until you adventure down the long path toward the staircases leading to the lake down below.


Brace yourself for the tranquillity and beauty you will witness when you cast your eyes upon the lake for the first time like something straight off of a Monet canvas.

All up there are three lakes, two which are smaller more the size of ponds and the other so large it includes two bridges and a boathouse.


The summer heat is filtered by the vast canopy's overhead making for a beautiful place for photography.

The estate is decorated with a sea of Hydrangeas in blue and white giving it the feel of an english country garden.

Sitting on the centre island watching the ducks glide through the water is the most peaceful way to spend a sunny afternoon.
The Peace felt over the estate is something well needed for us city slickers in this world of noise and business. 

Only 50 minutes from Melbourne's CBD it's well worth the trek out to the Dandenong Ranges for a picnic or a leisurely stroll through the pristine gardens.

Take time to enjoy the beauty around you it may not last forever!
Take Care Doll's and love
xo
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