ABOUT THE GAR­DEN

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Water Bloomers -

Sit­u­ated in the Yarra Val­ley in Vic­to­ria, Blue Lo­tus Wa­ter Gar­den stretches over five hectares and boasts thou­sands of beau­ti­ful waterlilies and ex­otic lo­tus flow­ers. The Cochrane fam­ily has owned the prop­erty for more than 40 years; af­ter mov­ing to the farm, Ge­off and Yvonne Cochrane be­gan grow­ing veg­eta­bles, in­clud­ing Chi­nese cab­bage, as a mar­ket gar­den. Down the track they de­cided to cre­ate an amaz­ing wa­ter gar­den, which opened in 2006. More than a decade later, the site fea­tures or­na­men­tal lakes, ponds, bridges, foun­tains, sculp­ture and walk­ing trails.

Lo­tus seed pod Nym­phaea species Nelumbo ‘Cream Lutea’ Nym­phaea ‘Ma­genta’ Lo­tus leaves Nym­phaea gi­gan­tea Wa­terlily fo­liage Nym­phaea ‘Woods Blue God­dess’

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