Wednesday, 3 September 2014

GARDEN CENTRE POND

Pots Galore and Garden Centre is found at 770 Springvale Rd Braeside VIC 3195. We chanced upon it last weekend when we were driving back home from Frankston. It is a huge place with an amazing variety of pots and a good selection of succulents and cacti in the nursery section. I daresay it has been eclipsed by the larger and more modern Gardenworld nursery a few hundred meters south on Springvale Rd, however, there is a certain melancholy charm to it.

Even more so when one walks towards the back of the huge lot, where a duck pond and landscaped surrounds is situated. The whole complex has seen better days, but once again there was a serene and somewhat doleful air to it, compounded perhaps by the loneliness (we were the only people there...). Definitely worth a visit and as you can see it provided for some good photo opportunities and the birds loved the environs too!

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,

and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wild Bird Wednesday meme.










13 comments:

  1. Hi! Nice captures. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Rock on summer!!... then the Garden Centre will fill up.
    But the big question is... can you buy an espresso on sunny, summer days?

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  3. Beautiful pictures. Loved them!

    Here is my entry - http://happinessandfood.wordpress.com/2014/09/03/you-are-loved-ganesha/

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  4. gorgeous images thanks for sharing.

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  5. Love the shot of the big guy with his bright orange bill in his feathers....

    lucky you heading into summer.....sigh.... winter is coming here and it's not far off........

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  6. The pond is very pretty and there seems to be a lot of birds there.

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  7. They are all so good...it must have been a lot of fun shooting these. :)

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  8. A wonderful series of photos! A beautiful place with so much birds!

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  9. Thank you for sharing your photos at the new home for Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/. I hope to see you each week!

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  10. Looks like you had a good time shooting at this garden. Thanks for posting such lovely images.
    JM, Illinois

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  11. You find the most interesting places Nick. I never knew this existed.

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  12. Such a lovely place! I'm surprised more people weren't there! Great photos of all the waterfowl, but love the goose with his beak tucked in his feathers!

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