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Cloude Hill Gardens and Nursery

I visited the most beautiful place in Olinda over the weekend, Cloude Hill Gardens and Nursery.

We wanted to do something fun and also make the most of the lack of rain during the morning. It sure did pelt down in the afternoon and on Sunday, but luckily stayed dry for our adventure!

We reached Cloude Hill just after it opened and paid the $10 entry. We spent a good couple of hours wandering the meandering paths and gardens.  

The gardens were like a magical movie set, there are 20 gardens filled with sculptures and ornaments.  The paths are filled with the beautiful orange and reds of the changing autumn leaves and we could hear the shuffles and movements of kangaroos. 

It’s almost like we were in our own Secret Garden. I was so desperate to find an ivy covered door to push open to reveal a flower covered swing.

The land dates back to the 1890’s & Ted and Jim Woolrich, brothers, established the gardens in the late 1920’s.
Unfortunately bushfires swept through the land in the 60’s and the property ended up being sold onto a man named Keith and the garden is as you see it today.

Cloude Hill also has a beautiful nursery attached and we picked up a blueberry bush to plant in our own garden. 

The small shop is quaint with walls full of seeds, garden ornaments and books. The Cloude Hill restaurant overlooks the huge gardens and is perfect for a hot cuppa after exploring the beautiful landscape.

Cloude Hill Gardens and Nursery is located at 89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda

Cloude Hill Website


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