Blue Lotus Water Garden
Time Out says
Discover this lush water lily garden just 90 minutes from Melbourne
Blue Lotus is over 50,000 square metres in size and is covered by a multitude of water lilies and lotus flowers over dozens of 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 also features a colourful selection of perennial flowers on land. It's all a bit magical, an element amplified by the fairy queen visits for kids on weekends and public holidays.
This top-notch garden is what they call a seasonal display garden, meaning it’s only open for a very short time throughout the year, often between late December and early April. The 2019/2020 season runs from December 26 until April 13.
2628 Warburton Highway
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am-5pm|