How’s this for some serenity just over an hour from Melbs!
As much as we are looking forward to jumping on the big bird to Europe and getting the f*ck out of here now things are opening up, just remember there’s some absolute treasures in our own back yard.
Meet The Garden at Broughton Hall. In the regional town of Jindivick, aka God’s Country, and only around 90 mins from Melbourne, you’ll find Victoria’s version of Versailles.
We’re big fans of the Gippsland region and you’ll see why with this garden set amongst a backdrop of rolling hills to make you say those famous words. How’s the Serenity.
With flowers for days, neatly trimmed hedges and winding paths, this is the perfect little day trip for a pretty much guaranteed perfect date (if you’re a dick that’s not to be blamed on the scenery).
Philip Hunter and his partner David Musker worked their magic to transform the four-acre plot into an enchanting wonderland after they purchased it in 1996.
And they’re offering up private tours if you wish of the gardens along with morning or afternoon tea. Otherwise you’re free to wander through it yourself and lap up our own slice of Versailles just down the road.
Obviously Spring is when this place comes alive but she looks the goods in winter and autumn as well. Just go, you won’t regret it and neither will your camera roll.
Once you’re done waltzing amongst the likes of the Rose Garden, Pink Garden and Yellow Garden, you might be itching to bring home some of the plant life you see before your very eyes. So never fear, cos their Musker’s Nursery offers up a selection of rare plants for you take home after your adventure.
Photo Credit: The Garden at Broughton Hall