Hunter Valley Gardens

We had never even heard of these gardens before but jumped in the car and headed for the Hunter Valley Gardens.
Of course it was a rainy day (yes the best weather for a stroll in the garden).

 

 

 

The gardens were started by the Roche family in 1999. With 60 acres of gardens it is the largest in Australia (apparently).

 

 

 

The garden has 6,000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and 1 million ground cover. Opened all year round 9am to 5pm it is definitely worth the visit.

With Indian Mosaic garden, Chinese garden, Wishing Fountain, Sunken garden, Rose garden, Boarder garden, Italian Grotto, Oriental garden and Storybook garden there is something for everyone.

 

It is not as impressive as the Butchart Gardens in Canada but it is a lovely haven for non-alcohol drinkers and garden lovers.

Now don’t be fooled by the driveway entrance. It is a large property with a quaint village, a Mercure Hotel and an Aqua Golf precinct, there is something for everyone.

I highly recommend enjoying lunch at the family café called Oscars. With friendly staff and the family feel you will love it. They are quick and the food is good. The café is situated in the village.

The gardens bring a whole different perspective on the Hunter Valley. Loved them!

 

 

P.s. Kangaroo Valley KayaksThe Magical QuarryChristmas Light Show!!!!

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