OLD GAR­DENS AT CLOVER AR­BORE­TUM

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From Falls Creek: 19km – 25min From Mt Hotham: 87km – 1hr40min

The Old Gar­dens at Clover Ar­bore­tum are a pop­u­lar stop for many vis­i­tors to Bo­gong Vil­lage or Falls Creek. In the 1930s a small vil­lage known as Clover South was built for hous­ing work­ers and their fam­i­lies em­ployed on con­struc­tion of the nearby Clover Dam Power Sta­tion. By the early 1940s, all houses in the vil­lage were de­mol­ished and work­ers re­lo­cated to the new town of Mt Beauty. Nowa­days the vil­lage with its ter­raced laneways, in­ter­con­nect­ing path­ways and stone steps is a beau­ti­ful and tran­quil gar­den. Many of the trees and shrubs planted there in the ‘30s in­clud­ing ma­ture pines and oaks still re­main. In­for­ma­tion boards de­scribe the his­tory and de­vel­op­ment of the ar­bore­tum, with fas­ci­nat­ing his­tor­i­cal pho­tos high­light­ing other in­ter­est­ing fea­tures of the area.

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