Like many notable early settlers the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the
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Like many notable early settlers the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to
the Australian landscape. As a result the ten hectares of manicured landscape contain a variety of exotic species combined with Australian natives.
The specific designer of the garden is unknown; however it is often credited to W.R. Guilfoyle, Curator of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens from 1879 to 1909.
The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouses, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. Relax with a picnic or explore with enthusiasm, the formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery.
27 Feb 2014
Connecting Victoria’s multicultural community to parks and nature will be a focus of celebrations during Parks Week from 3-9 March 2014. Parks Week is an annual celebration of the important role that parks play in contributing healthy communities. Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive, Dr Bill Jackson, said some exciting and innovative…