Despite being a hot afternoon we called by the Blue Lotus Water Gardens.
Not enough time to visit the 5 hectares of landscaped water gardens, leave that for another time.
I wanted to check out the nursery for the purpose of having a water feature bowl in my garden. I was given some lotus seeds but unfortunately they did not germinate.
Situated in the Yarra Valley, the garden boasts thousands of beautiful waterlilies and exotic lotus flowers. The Cochrane family has owned the property for more than 40 years. They began by growing vegetables, including Chinese cabbage as a market garden.
Down the track they decided to create an amazing water garden which opened in 2006.
It features ornamental lakes, ponds, bridges, fountains, sculpture and walking trails.