The grounds at SkyHigh Mount Dandenong have been extensively refurbished. Whilst the original ramps and rockeries in front of the building have been retained, it is the rear of the site that has been dramatically reshaped.
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Surrounded by sweeping lawns is The English Garden, which is set beneath the canopy of majestic Australian Blackwoods, which provides dappled shade, and are a haven for the local bird life. A pebbled creek runs through the garden, and a series of bridges allow visitors to pause and experience gently cascading water and reflective ponds. The garden offers year round interest with a variety of flowering shrubs, perennials, deciduous trees, and a feast of foliage plants. Repeat plantings in silver and burgundy add a sense of calm and harmony, whilst mass plantings of flaxes provide exciting highlights.
The Secret Garden offers a tranquil setting for wedding ceremonies, name giving or private functions. A traditional lychgate opens onto a lawn, which is bounded by a two tiered hedge.
Due to an overwhelming demand for photos in our immaculately kept gardens, wedding photos can only be taken with a prior appointment and fees do apply.
Moving further into the garden one discovers a beautiful gazebo situated at the far end. A bank of roses, mass planted liriopes and azaleas with a backdrop of brush fencing completes the picture of this truly unique space.
National park walks
There are many fabulous walks in the Dandenong Ranges, SkyHigh directly links to a meandering forest loop of approx 800m, ideal for families, or a more demanding walk to visit the historic Kyeema monument, site of the 1938 plane crash. (approx 4km return)
AWARD WINNING GARDENER
SkyHigh is proud to have the 2008, 2009 and 2010 best Parks and Gardens Apprentice. Cameron Mills lead the field in the department of horticulture and environment. Cameron was awarded best 2nd year and best 3rd year parks and gardens apprentice by Swinburne Tafe. Cameron has since qualified and is now head gardener at SkyHigh, with an apprentice of his own. (Marty)