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The Blue Lotus Water Garden holds its annual Lotus Flower Season which features thousands of Lotus and Water Lily flower blooms of many different varieties spread over 50,000 square meters (14 acres) of ponds and ornamental lakes set in a tropical garden. Some of the flowers stand six feet out of the water with flower heads the size of dinner plates. New features in 2015/16 will include three Giant Lotus Flower, family barbecue area with Kid's Fairy Garden and a new Ice Cream Hut.See one of the world's giant waterlily species the Giant Amazon Lily (Victoria Cruziana). In 2015 one leaf achieved a size of 170 centimetres in diameter, the biggest leaf ever grown in Australia. Other feature plants include the Giant Asian Lily (Euryale Ferox) that has leafs over 100 centimetre and looks like crocodile skin. The Rare Plants Pavilion that houses a collection of native and exotic species from tropical regions of the world including the Egyptian Blue Lotus. Plus one of the oldest flowers on earth; the 2000 year old Japanese Oga Lotus pond is now mature and producing hundreds of flowers each season.See many of the Yarra Valley's native birds including honeyeaters, kookaburras, parrots, cockatoos and many different water birds. The Blue Lotus Water Garden will also be increasing their amenities and facilities to make your visit more enjoyable.
The Blue Lotus Water Garden is located 1 kilometre past the Yarra Junction village heading east on the Warburton Highway. Entrance is on the right hand side.
From 27 December until end of February - 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. 1 March until 3 April, Weekends & Public Holidays - 10:00am to 5:00pm & Weekdays - 11:00am to 4:00pm.