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Karwarra Australian Garden (Kalorama)




Karwarra is a distinctive cool temperate Australian garden in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, laid out over two hectares of shady fern gullies, soaring gums and misty pathways overlooking the Silvan Dam. More than 1,800 Australian species from south-east and western Australia are displayed with interpretation in both landscaped gardens and bushland settings.

Highlights:
The Outlook overlooking the Silvan dam
More than 40 species of birds at close quarters
Antechinus, possums, frogs, skinks and yabbies
Wetland and pond system through the Fern Gully
Boronia collection, erica collection, crowea collection
Bushfood and medicinal uses trail
Feature plants such as the Wollemi Pine, white-flowering Telopea
Ground orchids, unusual fungi and sundews
Educational displays, plant catalogues, flowering calendars
Self-serve coffee or tea on the terrace.

Opening Hours:


Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday: 1pm - 4pm
Public Holidays: 1pm - 4pm
Not open Good Friday, Christmas Day or days of Total Fire Ban
Other times by arrangement

Cost:


Free (Garden and Nursery)
Admission may be charged for special exhibitions

Review:


The staff were very friendly and gave the kids a sticker to put on their hand when we arrived. The area is quite small and the fringes are bordered by houses and a busy road so you never get any feeling of isolation. There are lots of lecterns with technical names of the plants that didn't interest the kids.

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1201 Mt. Dandenong Tourist Rd,  Kalorama 3766, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 9728 4256
Map: 120 Ref: B9

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