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Blue Lotus Water Garden day trip

The Blue Lotus Water Garden will be a day trip from Melbies. There is a Watergarden, Cafe, Boutique and Plant Nursery, Showcasing Nature’s Beauty with Australia's largest waterlilies. The 14 acre display garden of exotic lotus and waterlillies has the following features:-

1.Two lakes, one with ten islands connected by twelve bridges (including three arched bridges) …. all islands are surrounded by a mass of colourful flowers.

2.Three smaller dams with hundreds of flowering waterlillies and lotus edged by many exotic plants.

3. An area of river flats that have been landscaped with eighty small ponds filled with over fifty varietys of lotus The ponds contain hundreds of plants generating thousands of blooms daily.

4.The backdrop to the property, situated in the Upper Yarra Valley is the gran peaks of the Mt Donna Buang Ranges. The Little Yarra River and the Britannia Creek account for two of the property’s boundaries.

5.The whole garden is landscaped with native and exotic trees and shrubs. Walking tracks with shade structures and picnic facilities have been constructed so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the aroma of thousands of flowers in bloom.

6.Three hothouses display:

– Tropical waterlillies featuring the Charles Winch collection.
– Australian native Lotus and Waterlillies and other native aquatics.
– Spectacular South American giant waterlilly Victoria Cruziania

7. A retail nursery selling potted lotus, waterlillies and other plants, plus pond equipment andgarden ornaments. Fresh flowers, Lotus products,postcards, etc. are also available.

Further Infohttp://www.bluelotusfarm.com.au

Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/MbTJy

Cost: Charges for Display Garden Adults $15

On the grounds: Enjoy a coffee, cake or light lunch overlooking the magnificent flowering lotus and waterlillies.

If you have the time and interest: Warratina Lavender Farm is a hop, skip and a jump away. Feel free to go there yourselves, we will not officially go there as a group, but it's there if you want to split your day.

Check out the Warratina Lavender Farm website for location and opening hours details.

Pub action: up the road is The Sam Knott Hotel where we can get together after the flowers and photo fun for a debrief on who saw and did what. Come when you're ready, probably from around the 5pm mark.

The Sam Knott Hotel is located on the Warburton Hwy in Wesburn. The Google shortlink for directions is: http://goo.gl/maps/pXwB9.

The Sam Knott Hotel website is here: http://www.samknotthotel.com.au/

Beth

Thank you to Barbsie for this suggestion, looks like a goer!

[masked] - I'll keep the comments thread updated on my smart phone throughout the day - please check there for updates before contacting me directly.

Please be aware that the personal safety of you and your guest(s) is your responsibility for the duration of the above mentioned Melbourne Shoot and Walk Group meet up event. Thanks!

MWSG events are a chance to practice your shoot flow and meet other like minded amateur photographers whilst enjoying what Melbies has to offer. If you need step by step guidance on your camera and creativity, have a look below.

dSLR Manual Camera Workshops - gain confidence with your dSLR camera by learning what the buttons do in manual mode - the next workshops are 25 January, 8 February and 1 March.

Creative Camera Course - practice your shoot flow and discover your creativity in Your Camera, Your World, an online photo course.

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  • Nichole

    Lovely day out - thanks to Beth for organising & Shelley for driving!

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Shelly. Couldn't imagine if I were to drive there by myself.

      February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Amy.... and I see that you picked up your brolly.

      February 17, 2014

  • Eddie R.

    My first official meetup. What a great venue and great weather (minus a few light showers) to practice photography skills or lack there of.
    Thanks Beth for your efforts with this group, thanks Andrew & FB for your advice and good company. I'll be back :)

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Andrew A.

      You're Welcome. It was a pleasure.

      1 · February 17, 2014

  • Dawn H.

    Was a lovely place to visit.
    Thanks for lift Victor but I have say, you've got a bad taste in music! Ha, ha.

    3 · February 16, 2014

    • victor

      ha ha very funny :))

      February 16, 2014

    • A

      Thoroughly enjoyed today. Learnt heaps too. Thank you for the lift Victor

      February 17, 2014

  • Julie M.

    Saw the message to German Clocks Cafe too late, was already having a wild time at the Wild Thyme Cafe in Main St Warbie. Awesome afternoon of live music.....

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Jan

    Was just heavenly!! Thank you Beth

    February 16, 2014

  • Alan R.

    Fun day out with lenses and camera.

    February 16, 2014

  • Eddie R.

    My first official meet up thanks for arranging and assistance during the day. Great friendly group :)

    February 16, 2014

  • William L

    A great day, thanks for organising Beth :)

    February 16, 2014

  • Robert S.

    What a sensational, serene place to visit. Thanks to all involved in making the initial suggestion and to Beth for organising the day.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a terrific time. Thanks for organising the day Beth.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was a lovely day, but a tired little girl needed to go home. Enjoy dinner and catching up.

    February 16, 2014

  • Barbsie

    too tired to come today ,,, you lucky peeps
    enjoy!!!

    February 16, 2014

    • Beth J.

      Missed you today but thank you for the suggestion!!

      February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Sorry it's called German Clocks and Cafe on the Warburton hwy

    February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    We are going to the German Clock. Woori yallock,[masked] Warburton highway now

    February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Hi guys going to wander around Warburton township then perhaps for a beer if the mood takes

    February 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds like an excellent plan! Any idea which bar if we were to try and meet up again?

      February 16, 2014

    • Andrew A.

      Still planning to have a bite/drink?

      February 16, 2014

  • Julie M.

    Where are you planning to have a beer?

    February 16, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    Apologies, had a late one last night and won't be able to make it... =(

    February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Hi if you are late ask for the $10 ticket as you are with our group

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Hi guys my gps has lead me astray will be a few mins late

    February 16, 2014

    • William L

      Me too.

      February 16, 2014

    • A

      We are running late too

      February 16, 2014

  • Sharon

    Sunny out in Croydon with fluffy clouds, Warnurton looks good on the BOM website. Don't hesitate!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Ling

    Warburton weather forecast today. Scattered showers in the morning, becoming isolated and clearing in the afternoon.

    February 16, 2014

  • Alice Z.

    Just wondering if it's still on. It's raining heavily in Kew.

    February 16, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Love your work everyone helping with rides. Today will be a great day out see you soon!

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Suraj Y.

    I will be driving from St Kilda If anyone needs a lift. I have space for 3.

    February 15, 2014

    • Suraj Y.

      Hi Viker, sure. I can pick you up at Glen Waverly stn. Send me your contact number on[masked]

      February 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Suraj, I have texted you with my mobile[masked]

      February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody got space in a car from around the western suburbs? Would be good to do some car pooling. Cheers Jon

    February 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Jonny - are you still thinking of driving? My wife and I are facing down public transport right now, so we would be more than happy to carpool with you if at all possible. We're in north Melbourne though so I'm not sure how best we are

      February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Steve, North Melbourne shouldn't be to hard, of it starts at 11 shall I pick you up at 9ish. I've messaged you my phone number, just text me your address

      February 15, 2014

  • Dawn H.

    Sorry, I can't make it. Just seen my lift has been canceled.

    February 15, 2014

    • Dawn H.

      Whoops, didn't finish. Now

      February 15, 2014

    • Dawn H.

      3rd time lucky! Got that lift Will, will see you tomorrow.

      1 · February 15, 2014

  • victor

    Ok my car is full. Cheer

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • A

    Does anyone want to car pool from the South Eastern area? My driving skills aren't the best, so I'm happy to chip in on petrol.

    February 14, 2014

    • A

      Great. I can meet you at Richmond

      February 15, 2014

    • victor

      Check your mobile

      February 15, 2014

  • Dawn H.

    I was just about to ask the same Nichole, car pooling! I'm in Hawthorn, would be happy to travel nearby and contribute to petrol. Any offers? Thanks.

    February 11, 2014

    • Aaron

      Hi all. Unfortunately my car broke down this evening and it doesn't look like it will be fixed in time for sunday. Sorry to those that I offered a ride to. Hope to catch you next time.

      February 14, 2014

    • Dawn H.

      No wonder you didn't arrive, I thought the trip was today, Saturday! Hope you get your car sorted, might have to rob a bank to pay for it!

      February 15, 2014

  • Eddie R.

    Hi, I'm coming up from Mill Park on my own is there anyone travelling up from the northern suburbs that I can catch a lift with or wants a lift?

    1 · February 4, 2014

    • FB

      Hi Eddie .. I live in Bundoora .. So can we go together .. My phone is :[masked] ..

      February 14, 2014

    • Eddie R.

      No problems I'll give you a call to make arrangements.

      February 15, 2014

  • Julie M.

    Have always wanted to go there. I hope I can fit it in with moving house....

    February 13, 2014

  • Nichole

    Anyone interested in car-pooling from Brunswick & surrounds?

    1 · February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      No problem Sharon, send me an email: [masked] and I'll give you my details. Kristen, I can fit us all in if you change your mind.

      February 13, 2014

    • Kristen

      Thanks, I'll catch up with you guys there, I'm planning to head south afterwards to get to another event I have on so I'll save time if I have my car.

      February 13, 2014

  • Ian C

    Dam Have to pull out. Emergency callout.

    February 11, 2014

  • Claire

    would have loved to come- but can't.
    It is a great place for photography.

    February 10, 2014

  • Beth J.

    Looking forward to next weekend it's a bit of a run but I think we'll have a lovely day there focusing on nature photography

    1 · February 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, too far away

    February 5, 2014

  • Amanda W.

    I'd love to come to this but would need a lift there. Happy to travel along the Frankston train line to meet someone. I also need to notify my church that I won't be there[masked]am service) or that I will have to leave early, as I am their musician.

    January 22, 2014

    • Robert S.

      Hi Amanda Just noticed your message Still room in my car leaving Patterson Station car park around 9:30 if you don't mind sharing with others

      February 5, 2014

    • Amanda W.

      Thanks, but someone has already responded from Edithvale. Will keep you in mind though.

      February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    not able to attend - work commitments. But we went on 28th December and had a wonderful day. Look out for the blue and red dragonflies.

    2 · January 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      sorry should have said red dragonfly and blue dragonfly.

      2 · January 22, 2014

    • Barbsie

      thankyou Anita i will!

      February 1, 2014

  • Julie M.

    Have always wanted to go there. I hope I can fit it in with moving house....

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have prior commitment - looks great though :-(

    January 22, 2014

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