Exploring Alfred Nicholas Gardens

I’m a sucker for a lush rainforest. I’m drawn in by the green, the air, the windy roads (as long as I’m driving!) and the away-ness from real life stresses it presents. Victoria does that for me, it has the gorgeous nature I survive on (and the food).

The day started with lunch, because all good adventures deserve to start with impeccable locally made food. And pigs, muddy muddy pigs.

The Piggery Cafe is located in Sherwood Forest, a wee way away from Sassafras. I didn’t even know it existed until I randomly stumbled upon it that morning. We chose the take away option because the line was huge! I recommend turning up early or booking in for one of their dinner menus.

The Piggery Cafe

The Piggery Cafe

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The Piggery Cafe

The Piggery Cafe

 

The Piggery Cafe

The Piggery Cafe

The Piggery CafeI took full advantage of the faded yellow wood table. I think it made the food look even more delicious. The pear frangipane tart (pictured above) was the most scrumptious piece of yum I could have imagined. It was a little pricey, but totally worth it!

Once we were (more than) full, and content with our adorable muddy pig sightings, we headed over to the Alfred Nicholas Gardens. We were greeted with big iron gates and a tree guided drive way. First impressions were painting a beautiful picture.

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

 

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas GardenYes, someone did live here, yes I have some serious future land and garden goals. The house was built and designed by Alfred Nicholas in 1930, who soon after passed away. He had a thing for art deco, the zigzaggy lines and big open spaces. The building was completely abandoned yet still and peaceful.

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas GardenThen we discovered a bright orange sign, saying it was under construction or there were crocodiles or something.. I don’t know. I didn’t look at it that closely.

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

 

Alfred Nicholas Garden

Alfred Nicholas Garden

She did not need much, wanted very little.

A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read,

sheltering arms, a cozy bed and to love and be loved in return.

– Starra Neely Blade

Matilde x

Ps. It’s worth the trip if you’re heading to the mountains, I’m in lust. Start exploring my friends!

 

 

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