Maranoa Gardens

Rather than cram it into the pre-Christmas crowdedness, a few friends and I met today for our annual picnic. When 36 deg was forecast, we revised our meeting time earlier. 

We met at Maranoa Gardens in Balwyn, a lovely oasis in the midst of suburbia. 

It was delightful, and cool under the trees, although we enjoyed the bright day.

The only other people we saw were a couple rehearsing their wedding vows with their celebrant and – as we were leaving – park employee on the mowing tractor.

I’m recommending it to my family as the site for our next family picnic. It was also much easier to find a park than at the Botanic Gardens, our normal gathering spot.

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3 thoughts on “Maranoa Gardens

  1. Claire,
    I live just opposite there! You should have popped in for a drink.
    It's never very busy. I have long waged a war with the keepers who have told me off for playing cricket, football, throwing a Frisbee. We have played chasey there a few times as they can't find a bylaw to ban that.
    One day we saw what we thought was a wedding, but found out that it was a funeral. There are few there.
    Hope you had a rug on the grass.


  2. You could have joined us Alison! If I'd known. It's a lovely park, and the more so for being a surprise find (for me anyway)

    I'll be back to have a walk around it too. It was too hot to walk too far in the sun yesterday. Wanna walk with me?


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