A world class "seasonal" display garden of over 14 acres (50,000 sqm) in size, famous for its thousands of lotus flowers, waterlilies and Australia's biggest waterlily, the Giant Amazon Waterlilies.
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.
FEATURED ATTRACTIONS: Tropical World and the Giant Amazon Waterlilies, Monet’s Lake, Lotus Lake & Wetland Walk, The Golden Lotus, River Trail and Fairy Garden.
GARDEN FACILITIES: Located INSIDE the gardens are easy-to-walk pathways, ornamental bridges, dozens of picnic huts, park bbqs, garden seats & shelters, kids’ gardens and play areas, drinking water, Lily Pond Cafe & Kiosk (Note: You DO require a garden ticket to access the cafe & kiosk. They're located inside the garden and have the same open times as the gardens).
ONSITE FACILITIES: Free parking for cars and coaches, accessible parking bays and toilet, tourist information.
RETAIL AREAS: Blue Lotus Plant & Flower Nursery, Blue Lotus Gift Shop and Rod's Garden Shop (Note: No ticket is required to access the retail areas).
OPEN TIMES (2018/19): 27 December 2018 - 22 April 2019. 7 days including public holidays from 10am-5pm
GARDEN TICKETS: (Note: Ticket prices are reviewed regularly and subject to change without notice.)
Senior & Pensioners: $16.00
Condition: ID card required – Victorian Seniors Card, National Seniors Card, Australian Disability Support Pension Card DSP, Australian Age Pension Card AGED (NOTE: We don’t accept any other pension or concession card)
Condition: Must be a student studying in Australia and produce ID card unless the student is studying at an Australian high school and accompanied by their parents, who must have tickets.
Kids (0-15 years): FREE
Condition: Must be under 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult with a ticket. School groups excluded.