Mid season at the Gardens
Our display of lotus and waterlily flowers are still looking impressive, especially considering we are now over halfway through the flowering season. One of the real features this time of year is the Giant Amazon Waterlilies (one of the largest waterlily species in the world). Both plants have plenty of large lily pads to admire with some measuring up to 1.3m in diameter. Hundreds of other exotic plants are also blooming across the gardens adding to the magical experience.
New in 2024 our team of landscapers has created a new 50m long artificial creek that cascades through a new garden of rainforest plants and ferns. We’ve also added more artistic sculptures and water features. And for the little ones, we have expanded the fairy garden and family space adding more fun things for the kids to explore like Todd’s Tree House and Giant Chess.
Great news for families – Kids FREE
All of us are very aware of the cost-of-living crunch with families often feeling the financial pain the most. This year the owners at the garden have decided to make entry for children aged 15 & under free (if they are accompanied by an adult with a ticket, t&cs also apply). This change will make it cheaper for most families to visit than in previous seasons. Families are also welcome to bring their own picnic and use own extensive picnic & bbq facilities.
NEW hospitality services for garden visitors Please Note: The garden’s café & kiosk facilities are located inside the gardens and a garden ticket is required to access these facilities.
This season we welcome new operators of the garden’s café and ice cream kiosk services which are provided exclusively for garden visitors. The highly experienced team from 3 Sugars Café in Warburton have come onboard offering visitors a new dine-in menu that features a range of house made meals, snacks, treats and drinks.
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Lotus Flower Season
Dec 26th – 1st April
Late December to the end of March is our famous display of magnificent lotus flowers. Visitors will get to see the world’s most extensive collection of different lotus flower varieties which produce millions of huge flowers over this period. Highlights include Lotus Lake and Lotus Wetlands with thousands of blooms each day, creating a virtual sea of flowers in every direction.
Golden Garden Season
April 2nd – 14th
April is the best time to thousands of perennial Autumn flowers such as begonias, bougainvillea, sunflowers, hibiscus, impatiens, salvias and petunias provide a kaleidoscope of colour. Other highlights include the world’s biggest waterlily species, the Giant Amazon Waterlilies. It’s also when our display of Native Australian waterlilies are at their best.
Dine at the gardens or bring a picnic
Dine at the Gardens
Garden ticket holders can enjoy an exclusive dining experience surrounded by amazing water flowers and stunning views.
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.