Weekend Wanderings: Alowyn Gardens in Yarra Glen

This last week has seen me out and about a bit, and this morning was no different. I went to Alowyn Gardens in Yarra Glen, really for my weekend wanderings. It is a display garden and nursery, plus a great place for photography.

I love going there for macro photography and every time I go, there is something different flowering. It is fantastic, the garden I wish I had.

It is open every day from 10am to 5pm. There is an entry fee of $10 to go into the gardens.

There is also a cafe where you can get a coffee and cake after you have looked around, or before.

Don’t forget to check out the nursery to see what you might bring home for your own garden.

It is a very popular place for weddings and on weekends they are often getting ready for them.

Flowers through the Lens

Macro photography Class

I will be running a macro photography class on 4th of December at Alowyn Gardens. It will be starting at 10am and will go until 2pm and includes lunch. Here are more details.

Where: Alowyn Gardens, 1210 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen

Time: 10am to 2pm

Cost: $150, includes lunch

To Book: Call Alowyn Gardens (03) 9730 2400

The class will demonstrate many of Lensbaby lenses and optics. It will also look at other ways of doing macro photography and you will be given an opportunity to get out into the gardens to take your own photos.

Photos

I have some photos from the gardens this morning. I was experimenting with the Lensbaby Velvet 56. I have been taking macro shots with it for a while now, and today I wanted to try some other things. It was nice to do some things where the focus wasn’t totally on the flowers. I’m sure you will love seeing the gardens and what is there.

 

18 Responses

  1. Beautiful Leanne .. Wish I lived closer, I’d be doing that class and loving it

  2. Beautiful gardens and photographs!

  3. I love the top-right one with the low bushes wandering through the path.

  4. Beautiful. It’s always wonderful to see what you do with photos. The yarrow glen is lovely I really like the effects of the lens on the tall yellow flower, how only that is in focus.

  5. I am glad that when we have gray and winter-like weather, I can look at your amazing flower pictures to cheer me up. Thank you, Leanne!

  6. The first image (the green tunnel) really catches my eyes! Wonderful natural vignette and the fountain in the distance creates a lot of depth which really tops it off 🙂
    Seems like a great place to be!

  7. This place looks like a great place to get lost in. Beautiful photos.

  8. Beautiful gardens, lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

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