Monday 30 December 2013


Bulleen Art and Garden (BAAG) is a gallery and plant nursery on Manningham Road in Bulleen. It is easy to spot with its bright red, purple and yellow coloured wall jumping out at you as you drive past. Artwork and fun signs invite you in.

There is a garden specialty store stocking so much more than just a simple mix of products for the backyard. They've got hand-woven baskets, food preserving equipment, cookbooks and kitchen items. There are imported garden lanterns, unusual dining ware and sculptures to complement outdoor dining. There are shoes, gloves and other gardening apparel as well.

And all of the nursery supplies and plants you would expect to find as well. A gallery offers quirky artworks for sale and there is always experienced nursery people to talk to regarding gardening queries.

This mural is found in the nursery area and has been painted by Lachlan Plain (
). Jason Smith, CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, described L.Plain’s 2012 mural "The Final Journey of Pedro Piscator" as: “On the one hand whimsical, but with a darker side…ambitious and thought provoking.”

This post is part of the Monday Mellow Yellows meme,
and also part of the Mandarin Orange Monday meme,
and also part of the Monday Murals meme.


  1. Wow, what a wonderful garden centre. Great murals and so colourful.

  2. What an interesting mural. The detail on the ship makes you wonder what cargo it's carrying.

  3. Such a delightful Mural Nick. A very Happy 2014 to you.

  4. Looks like it was inspired by Jules Verne. A lovely flight of fancy and an extra delight when one visits the garden center. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  5. Indeed, as ODP wrote, it looks as if it were inspired by Jules Verne.

    Here is the article «Louis» posted about the Australian Chrysler Valiant Charger.

  6. Great collection of images! My favourites are the first two. Thanks again for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday and again....Happy New Year to you:)


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