Travel Like A Gardener in Hunter Valley Gardens

views of hunter valley gardens gate | camera Sony NEX-7 – I was doing a bit of gardening in Hunter Valley Gardens, Australia’s largest display gardens. Getting to the garden was a bit of an adventure for me.

Hunter Valley Gardens has many outstanding features including 10 differently themed garden areas with over 8km of pathways, all carefully graded for easy walking.

Winner of the Best Tourist Attraction in the Hunter Valley six years in a row, NSW Best Tourist Attraction for many years in a row and inducted into the NSW Tourism Hall of Fame, Hunter Valley Gardens is exquisite.

a travel junkie at hunter valley gardens entry | camera Sony NEX-7

bill roche statue in entry gate | camera Sony NEX-7

Set over 60 acres, explore 10 stunning feature gardens and bask in the lavish array of colour and scent in the Rose Garden, has more than 8000 roses on display.

And, more than 6000 trees, one million ground cover plants and over 600,000 shrubs, this is a unique Australian garden experience.

Laze above the 10 metre waterfall and take in the superb views from the lookout, or step back in time with all your favorite characters in the Storybook Garden.

hunter valley gardens train rides | camera Sony NEX-7

hunter valley gardens italian grotto | camera Sony NEX-7

sunken garden, a majestic 10 metre waterfall with spectacular views and garden beds ablaze with colour | camera Sony NEX-7

storybook garden, a delight for all ages taking the visitor on a journey through childhood dreams, memories and fantasies. with the mad hatters tea party, jack and jill, humpty dumpty, creative life-size topiary and much, much more | camera Sony NEX-7

a travel junkie exploring with train rides | camera Sony NEX-7

It’s a very pretty place. A visit to Hunter Valley Gardens is certainly not your ordinary garden experience.

An inspirational landmark that will reveal the joys of gardening to coming generations. I tell you what. It was peace.

the lakes walk, a gentle walk past a beautiful cascading waterfall, mass plantings of seasonal annuals, spring floral trees and shrubs around feature lake | camera Sony NEX-7

waltz for a travel junkie in oriental garden | camera Sony NEX-7

It looked like the local gardener. I was wearing a layer by curl rumor, abercrombie & fitch co short jeans, classic shoes by converse, red tenun Ikat scarf, marshall headphones, and royal polo shirt for extra sun protection. That’s right, as much as I love a healthy, glowing tan… I cover up like you won’t believe.

It was really winter windy and loose hair strands from my pony tail kept flying around in the wind. I really enjoyed this gardens.

Ahh, we had a fantastic time and we were glowing with happiness. A big thank you to Destination NSW and Garuda Indonesia.

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