The Blue Lotus Water Garden has grown to cover over 14 acres featuring thousands of exotic lotus flowers and waterlilies all set amongst hundreds of banana palms and other beautiful plants.
New in 2014: see the world's big three waterlilies. For the first time in Australia they have growing all three species of giant water lily: Victoria Amazonica, Victoria Cruziana and the Euryale ferox. They hope one of the plants will break the Australian record this year and produce a leaf (lily pad) over one and a half meters across in length.
New in 2014: Little Yarra River Trail. They have built a new walk along the banks of the Little Yarra River where visitors can see rainforest plants, huge 100 feet tall river gums and amazing tree ferns. Visitors will also have a chance to catch a glimpse of their resident platypus, or maybe a koala. Bird watchers will see many of Australia's iconic native birds such as cockatoos, kookaburras, rosellas, parrots, hawks and maybe the huge Wedge-tailed Eagle.
Features include two main lakes, one with ten islands connected by twelve bridges, including three arched bridges, plus dozens of small ponds all full with thousands of flowers and other exotic water plants. Also see the 2,000 year old Japanese Lotus and the Charles Winch waterlily enclosure containing the largest tropical waterlilies in the world.
There are wheelchair and walker friendly paths, shaded areas with sheltered seating for 400 people, 100 seat Café Lotus, large retail nursery, gift shops, picnic and barbecue areas, clean toilets and water stations, friendly staff with expert advice, large car park with plenty of bus parking.
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