National Rhododendron Gardens: Cherry Blossom Trees, Magnolias

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19.09.2015

Its been a while since I posted my last entry. There are two reasons for that. Firstly I am quite busy at this moment finishing other projects. It is a real challenge for me to find some time to sit and write down a blog note. Secondly, as the weather warms up, we prefer to spend most of the time not indoors, but outdoors, walking and cycling altogether.

Anyway, as spring has arrived to Melbourne, everything is in full bloom. One of our latest trips was to the National Rhododendron Gardens - one of our favourite gardens in Dandenong region. End of September is the best time to see cherry blossoms and magnolias, so if you love these flowers as I do - read no more further.

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We've been in the garden many times. Here some posts from the previous years:

Spring at National Rhododendron Garden

National Rhododendron Gardens in late winter

Looking for sakura in the National Rhododendron Gardens, Olinda

I've already told you everything that I know about the garden, so no more text, just pictures! Feast you eyes upon these photos - there are cherry blossoms and different types of magnolias brightening the park with colour everywhere you care to look!

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Magnolias:

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Australia, Victoria, Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges, National Rhododendron Gardens: Cherry Blossom Trees, Magnolias, ,

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To give you an idea how BIG they are: my lens diameter is 72mm!

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The garden itself:

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My favourite rhododendron:

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For those who live within visiting range of the National Rhododendron Garden, now is the time to go and see it at its finest. The garden is open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily except Christmas Day, and is located 500 meters from the Olinda township along Georgian Road, off the Olinda–Monbulk Road (Melway reference 66 K6). Admission is free.

Travel well!

Katerina is an author and traveller. She is also a co-founder of 'LetsGoToAU.com' project, created specifically for those who are keen to see the best of Australia, but tired trawling forums for traveller feedback/sifting through hundreds of reviews or simply too busy to organize their trip. 

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