A couple of the most amazing green places of the world happen to be located in Melbourne, Australia. If you don’t live in this beautiful city but have an opportunity to travel to it, don’t miss the chance to visit some of its gorgeous gardens. The following list contains five locations that deserve your attention, in no special order.
The Hotel Windsor
Since it has been finished in 1884, the building turns into an iconic example of Victorian architecture. Today, there is no need to wonder why Windsor is a 5-star certified luxury hotel. It features one-of-a-kind Grand Ballroom and Grand Staircase. And here comes a lovely garden to separate the hotel from the Parliament House. The fountain blends perfectly with the surrounding garden landscape to form a calm, pastoral park.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Probably the best known green location in Melbourne is the large city botanic park. It contains numerous smaller parks that feature exceptional landscape design, oak lawns, rain forests and palms. All the stunning shapes and colours of the bushes seen around contribute to an unforgettable atmosphere. At the Royal Botanic Gardens you will find an area dedicated to children as well.
Another old-time building takes place in the list – Como House is a former Regency mansion which is now open for everybody who wants to have a look. The residence has kept its original family furniture and most of the interior as well. Beside all the 19th century luxury, the house possesses is surrounded by an incredible landscaped garden, acting as shelter for all shades of green and a multilevel fountain. If you decide to go to Como House, remember to buy your tickets in advance.
Dannii Minogue’s House
Now, this might not be the idea you expected. Dannii is the almost-so-famous sister of Kylie Minogue – both singers. The Minogue’s property is the ultimate destination in case you want to take a picture of yourself in front of a celebrity house. And if you can’t figure out why it was included in the list – there is a lush mixture of greenery right next to the side walk. As an example of well-kept family house, the facade of the residence is regularly maintained by the best local professionals. The latter might be considered an unnecessary expense by many, but there are a lot of fair-priced landscapers in Melbourne as well.
Stone walls, garden rooms, countless grottos and paths – Cloudehill is a breath-taking location you ought to visit. Here you’ll find rare European and Japanese plants, trees and flowers – actually anything you can think of, arranged in about twenty compartments. The diversity of the flora fits seamlessly with a complicated, structured landscape. The park is suitable for all kinds of picnics, outdoor tea parties or team building activities.