A world class "seasonal" display garden of over 50,000 square metres in size, famous for its thousands of lotus flowers, waterlilies and Australia's biggest waterlily, the Giant Amazon Lily.
The garden has been developed in a "tropical theme" resembling an exotic Asia paradise, right in the heart of the Yarra Valley. It features more than 40 ponds, lagoons and lakes all covered in thousands of floral blooms. Spectacular sculpture fountains protrude from the lakes intensifying the visual display. Towering banana trees and reed covered huts line the shores of the waterways, offering shade on those warm summer days. Mass plantings of perennial flowers transform the garden into a sea of colour. Many visitors spend the day enjoying the wonderful vistas, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 1 hour to explore the gardens.
FEATURE DISPLAYS: Tropical World & the Giant Lily, Monet’s Lake, Lotus Lake & Lotus Wetland Walk, The Golden Lotus, Little Yarra River Trail and the amazing Fairy Garden.
FACILITIES: The garden contains easy-to-walk pathways, ornamental bridges, dozens of picnic huts, park bbqs, garden seats & shelters, kids’ fairy garden and play area, disabled amenities & parking, drinking water, ice cream kiosk and the Lily Pond Cafe (NOTE: A garden ticket IS required to access the cafe & kiosk).
RETAIL AREAS: Located just outside the gardens is the Blue Lotus Nursery & Giftshop which offers Australia's largest range of lotus plants, waterlilies, cut flowers and other unique plants. The giftshop sells indoor plants, gardening books & videos, artwork, gifts & souvenirs, hats & parasols, t-shirts & tops. Rod's Garden Shop has a great range of pots, planters, outdoor garden art, water features & accessories, plus everything you need to build a Fairy Garden in your backyard (NOTE: NO ticket is required to access the RETAIL AREAS).
OPEN TIMES: The Blue Lotus Water Garden and the Retail Areas are open between the 27th December and April 15th.
Summer Open Times (27th December - 28th February): 7 days (incl public holidays): 10am-5pm
Autumn Open Times (1st March - 15th April): Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 10am-5pm
GARDEN TICKETS: Adults: $17 Age or Disability Pensioner (card required): $14.50 Student (card required): $15.50 Kids (0-15): FREE