I totally forgot to blog about the place I went with my family before my graduation day. We booked the same car from the Great Ocean Road trip and went to Mornington. Navigator helped us find the way. I didn’t study much of Mornington so I didn’t really know what it was about. Beach and vineyards, I thought. So I just went with the flow. My mom was the organizer.
First stop, Ashcombe Maze
. I’ve always wondered where it was, the hedge maze that my friend, Liyana went to. It’s in Mornington! It’s situated in this huge glorious estate filled with different type of gardens. We were greeted my a scarecrow at the entrance.
Ganas gila kot. Looks more like a knight than a scarecrow.
More characters like these can be found in the gardens.
Then we had scones and tea at the cafe. Very creamy, the whipped cream. I think it’s really whipped butter. Raspberry jam, too. Very fresh. The combo of all of them – absolute WIN.
After that, to the hedge maze, the largest and oldest in Australia. It’s pretty freaky. I’m reminded of Perfume (the movie, when the guy kidnapped the twins from the maze) and Harry Potter. They were not pleasant scenes. Good thing the weather was good and I wasn’t alone…
This is the picture of the maze, bird’s eye view.
Source: See Melbourne Card
Then to the rose maze. Mission, get to the middle. The maze was surrounded with thousands type of roses gathered from all over the world!
Then to the lavender gardens!
After that we went roaming through the mini forest. My battery died. I found extra battery in my bag – swear I charged it, but it was empty. Tsk! Thank goodness each parent brought their own digicam.
Just a note, if you want to go to Mornington, make sure you spend hours and by hours I mean at least three to experience the whole garden. We only spent two hours or so and hardly covered the three gardens. The place is crazy huge and gorgeous. Perfect for sightseeing and picture-taking.
Ooh, don’t forget to visit the Sunny Ridge’s strawberry farm, too. Pay $8 for 500gm of strawberries- best bit, you pick your own!
You can buy fresh raspberries and home-made ice-cream, too. Personal favorite!
That’s all for now. Happy new year everyone!