The Darebin Parklands straddle Alphington and Ivanhoe, approximately 10 kilometres northeast of the City of Melbourne, and they are a district park covering an area of 33 hectares. Darebin Creek flows through the Parklands, to join the Yarra River, at Alphington. The Darebin Parklands are highly regarded for its social, recreation, education, conservation, water quality management, cultural and heritage values.
There is a wealth of native vegetation, with many eucalypts, wattles and a variety of shrubs. The Parklands have a rich history as the homeland of the Wurundjeri Willam people and for cattle and sheep grazing, orchard and market garden use post European settlement. The odd introduced tree can still be found amongst the native flora.
This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme.