A leisurely walk in the park

“A garden is not a place. It is a journey.” – Monty Don

I love going to the Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick… either by myself or with hubby. It is a 39 hectare of simple joy, easy walk, relaxing water features and wonderful species of flowers and trees!

Going to the right walkway we passed by the Gamble Amphitheatre, which hosts music and movies during the summer months.

This site used to be an operational quarry. As it says on the sign:

“ It is difficult to imagine the site was an operational quarry until the late 1970’s.Founded by William Wilson in 1859, the site soon became renowned for producing some of the highest quality basalt in the Melbourne region. In 1973 as an enduring gift to the people of Berwick, George and Fay Wilson donated 17 hectares to be retained in perpetuity as a public park. The City of Berwick then purchased additional land to form the 39 hectare botanic wonderland that it is today,”

I think this small waterfalls is a new addition since to my memory this wasn’t here a few months back. Though I am not a hundred percent sure about this.

Made some turns took us to the other side of the lake.

The park features different wildlife and plant species.

Passing by the garden gazebo provided a romantic and tranquil ambience.

Some winter flora.

The bitumen circuit offers a mostly flat walk… but a few hilly spots here and there.

There is also a timber boardwalk which didn’t lead to anywhere… just a dead end so we had to go back.

On our way out of the park is this newly renovated water canal garden with fountain near the Lilypad Lake.

13 Comments Add yours

  1. eklastic says:

    It looks gorgeous.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for the comment my friend !

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  2. What an amazing place, Teresa 👏 It’s always good when they repurpose old industrial sites into place of beauty & nature 😃 Thanks for sharing it through your superb shots 😁

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  3. Toonsarah says:

    It’s great when old quarries etc are turned into beautiful green spaces like this!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Just a bit or in this case a large amount of imagination goes a long way!

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  4. restlessjo says:

    I can picture you strolling and stopping to sniff and take photos, Teresa. It’s a lovely space. Thanks for thinking of me.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Yup it always takes me and hubby a long time because of the photos we take. 😂😂😂

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  5. bushboy says:

    A wonderful walk a bout Teresa 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Brian!

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  6. Rupali says:

    Such a wonderful walk.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks a lot Rupali ❤️

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