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The Blue Lotus Water Garden has some exciting news to announce. We hope to open the gardens, nursery and all facilities on the 1st December 2020 subject to Victorian Government restrictions.

For the first time in more than a decade, we hope visitors will be able to experience the gardens prior to Christmas, which is when the waterlily flowers look their best.

We have introduced three flower seasons. Each season has its own unique floral display structured around the predominate type of flowers blooming in the gardens during that time of year.

World of Waterlilies Season (1st – 23 Dec)
Lotus Flower Season (26th Dec – 31st March)

Golden Garden Season (1st – 18th April)

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Anyone that has an un-used gift ticket from last season, your ticket will be valid for next season that starts in December 2020.


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Discover Melbourne’s secret tropical paradise full of flowers and outdoor fun!

Located in the beautiful Yarra Valley only 1.5 hours from Melbourne, the Blue Lotus Water Garden is one of the world’s most spectacular seasonal gardens.

Spanning over 14 acres (50,000 square meters) in size. 
Our tropical-themed gardens contain more than 40 different ponds, lakes and water features which produce the biggest display of lotus and waterlily flowers in the southern hemisphere. The grounds also contain an amazing array of exotic plants, garden exhibits, fountains, waterfalls, floral sculptures, walks and scenic vistas.

We have also provided extensive picnic facilities with numerous shelters and bbqs spread throughout the gardens. Alternatively, visitors can enjoy the wonderful hospitality of the Lily Pond Cafe that offers fantastic views of the flowers.  

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Explore our seasons and attractions

World of Waterlilies Season
1st – 23rd December

NEW in December 2020 is our inaugural World of Waterlilies Season. Prior to Christmas is the peak flowering time for Australia’s biggest collection of waterlily flowers.

Lotus Flower Season
26th Dec – 31st March

Experience one of the world’s premier floral events. Our famous Lotus Flower Season features tens of thousands of beautiful lotus flowers which cover acres of lakes and ponds.

Golden Garden Season
1st – 18th April

Escape to a magical place of autumn flowers at our special Golden Garden Season. See the amazing Giant Waterlily at its maximum size and many other floral delights.

Have a picnic or dine at the cafe

Lily Pond Cafe & Ice Cream Kiosk

Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends, family or that special someone overlooking the waterlily pond. Or grab a takeaway snack or drink to have in the garden. Maybe spoil yourself or the kids with a scoop of gourmet ice cream.

Picnic & BBQ Facilities

Have a lakeside picnic or bbq with your friends, family or group. We have fantastic facilities with dozens of picnic huts, shelters and pavilions. All have amazing views of the garden.