Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Pirianda Garden

  Pirianda Garden is located in Victoria, Australia within the Dandenong Mountain range.  If you go, be sure to wear good hiking shoes, because this place has some steep inclines! 

The twenty-five acre garden was built in 1962 by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ansell of Ansell industries.  The gardens were open to the public in 1977.  Most of these plants were imported from overseas.  You'll see hydrangeas, Blackwoods, Mountain Ash, rhododendron, azaleas, magnolias, and one very unusual tree, the Chinese Handkerchief tree, which flowers in November.

For those  who like  trivia, the word, Pirianda, is an aboriginal word that means, "sufficient" or "enough."  I'd say it certainly has enough inclines!  If you don't mind them, it's a lovely place to walk -especially in the fall.  The colors are gorgeous!

The garden is open daily from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM June through September.  Hours are 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM the rest of the year.


  1. Looks fabulous. Another reason to get back to Australia!

    1. I am planning to visit both Australia and New Zealand in a few years for my 50th birthday.

  2. Hi Sherry - does sound an interesting garden to visit - if and when I ever get down under!! While the aboriginal word is good to understand - sufficient ... oh excellent that you're planning your trip down to Aus and NZ - cheers Hilary

  3. Rhododendrons and magnolias are my favorite plants.