The Blue Lotus Water Garden and all facilities are now closed to the public for winter and spring. The plants and flowers have all gone dormant. The gardens and plant nursery will re-open on the 10th December 2021.

 For the first time in more than a decade, the Blue Lotus Water Garden will open before Christmas so visitors can experience the magnificent display of waterlily flowers before the lotus blooms become the feature of the garden. We have introduced 3 floral seasons, each with their own special flowering highlights and unique features:

World of Waterlilies Season (December 10th – 24th 2021)

Lotus Flower Season (December 26th 2021 – 31st March 2022)
Golden Garden Season (1st – 17th April 2022) 
For more information on each of our floral seasons, see below.  

NEW – World of Waterlilies Season

10th – 24th December 2021
December is the peak flowering time for Australia’s biggest collection of waterlily flowers with over 150 different varieties producing thousands of blooms every day. Special highlights include our exhibit of Claude Monet’s waterlilies in Monet’s Lake and our new World of Waterlilies Walk.

Lotus Flower Season

Dec 26th – 31st March
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

1st – 17th April 2022
April is the best time to  thousands of perennial Autumn flowers such as 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 and lotus flowers are at their best.

Gardening Australia 

Join Jane Edmonson and Geoff Cochrane as they explore the wonders of native waterlilies and the spectacular Blue Lotus Water Garden.


The Blue Lotus Water Garden is a large outdoor open space with plenty of sunshine and fresh air. We have made a few changes such as increased cleaning, limiting capacity so there is plenty of room for everyone, spaced out picnic seating and sanitiser stations.

Garden Updates

For latest on what’s happening at the gardens. Please visit our Facebook page.

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.