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.
15 Apr 2013
Not many people know that the nation’s oldest Gallipoli Lone Pine stands proudly in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs at Wattle Park. It was planted there 80 years ago, by the Mayors of Box Hill and Camberwell on 7 May, 1933, at the annual Trooping of the Colour by the 24th Battalion. …