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  • Attractions | Parks and gardens
  • Yarra Valley

Blue Lotus Water Garden

Discover this lush water lily garden just 90 minutes from Melbourne

Leah Glynn
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Time Out says

Update March 28, 2024: Make the most of the Easter long weekend and head to Blue Water Lotus Garden for a spectacular program of events. From March 29 to April 1, visitors can enjoy face painting and an Easter egg hunt with entertainment by storybook characters like Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts. Also on display will be Australia’s largest installation of hanging baskets – it stretches over half a kilometre and features 180 baskets containing thousands of colourful begonies and petunias.

Blue Lotus Water Garden is more than 50,000 square metres in size and is covered by a multitude of water lilies and lotus flowers that are spread across dozens of picturesque ponds and two lakes. Take a stroll around the gardens and peek inside the four greenhouses that grow rare plants – including the Giant Amazon Lily, the world’s largest lily species. 

Even though it's only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, the gardens feel thoroughly tropical thanks to the palms, lagoons and waterfall (yep, there's even a waterfall). Aside from the huge water lily display, Blue Lotus Water Garden also features a colourful selection of perennial flowers, a highly 'grammable bridge walk over the largest lake, plenty of native plants and wildlife, a café and barbecue area.

It's all a bit magical, an element amplified by the fairy garden and dragon sculptures that the kids are guaranteed to love. 

This top-notch garden is a seasonal display garden, meaning it’s only open for a very short time throughout the year. The current water lily season will run until April 14. 

For more information and to plan your trip, visit the website.

Psst... want more? These are the best secret gardens in Melbourne.

Details

Address
2628 Warburton Highway
Yarra Junction
Melbourne
3797
Opening hours:
Daily 10am-5pm
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