Sunday, April 23, 2006

Hoddles Creek - Autumn in the Dandenongs near Melbourne

We travelled from Launching Place through lovley winding roads through the hills with bush and farms to the end of a road where we found Karen's wonderful large garden at Hoddles Creek, in the Dandenongs - part of The Open Garden Scheme. There was a heated patio with devonshire teas - welcome as this was a very cold day. The huge landscaped garden with many roses also had ponds, "rooms" and a small football field was surrounded by rainforest complete with tree ferns. There were many native birds too including a Yellow Breasted Robin and an unusual honeyeater I could not identify.