Wednesday, 20 March 2013

CLOUDEHILL GARDENS

Cloudehill is a must see garden at the top of The Dandenongs where a maze of stone walls and jewel-like garden rooms are set within woodlands of magnificent and historic, cool climate trees. Some 20 garden compartments are threaded through glorious 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of fabulous Himalayan tree rhododendrons, all beautifully grown and a testament to the lush, moist soils of the Dandenongs.

The garden is highlighted by glorious herbaceous borders which focus on two of the finest Japanese weeping maples to be seen anywhere in the world. There is a cafe on site offering a wide selection of dishes and with views into the heart of the garden and to the mountains beyond, it is a perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon.

The nursery provides a range of the plants to be seen in the gardens. They regularly have very limited numbers of extremely rare plants, but always carry Australia's finest range of herbaceous perennials, Lutea hybrid tree peonies, 30 varieties and more, wide range of grafted magnolias, an excellent range of Japanese maples, especially weeping maples and other ornamental trees and shrubs.

This post is part of the Water World Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.









5 comments:

  1. Wow this place is my dream. Love it!
    Thanks in joining Water World Wednesday Kim,USA

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  2. SO LOVELY and scenic...what a great outing, with tea in the afternoon! Nice candid photos :)

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  3. A terrific series Nick. Cloudhill is a beautiful spot. I've attended a few plays in these gardens. Shakespeare performances by OzAct around Christmas time. I can highly recommend them. Great fun and something different.

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  4. This looks like a fabulous place to just get lost with a camera! I love the water lily shot with the little pops of color. Lovely!!
    Visiting from Water World Wednesday

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