It's here where everything looks promising and alive. Enchanting sums up these beautiful gardens that you're free to explore at will.
Cloudehill Nursery & Gardens are located in Olinda, Mount Dandenong. The roads through Mount Dandenong are highly scenic - beautiful tall trees and ferns cover most of the forest while being dotted with cafes, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and quaint little villages.
At Cloudehill, you'll be visibly impressed by its magnificent surroundings. It immediately strikes you as having a very European ambience with some history. Wander the grounds and explore at your leisure.
From the moment you step into the gardens, you are enchanted by the amazing landscapes, secret doorways, neatly pruned hedges which formed interesting structures, huge varieties of flowers, plants and trees, and paths which lead us into woodland.
You can even follow the little blue arrows that are placed discreetly throughout the gardens, and easily find your way back to where you started.
After all that exploring Season’s Restaurant is a pretty little restaurant which appears to be kid-friendly. It does have a courtyard for those of us who want to bask in the warmth of the sunshine can do. The menu is not extensive but you'll be pleasantly surprised to be informed that everything on the menu is made fresh on the premises, even the breads and the cakes! As you sip your coffee while looking out at the endless gardens through the windows, you can really take your time and savour the moment!
On your way out, Mama can check out the nursery...where whimsical things will delight such as colourful hand-painted toadstools and animal topiaries.
There are numerous paths and slopes, so it's tricky to manoeuvre a pram - I suggest that you use a carrier if you have a baby with you. For those children that are able to walk and run, this is a wonderful 'playground' for them...a place for them to freely explore, climb and observe nature! For the adults, we can't think of a nicer way to spend an afternoon than to leisurely stroll through the impressive gardens followed by coffee and cake!
89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm