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List of things to expect at the Hunter Valley Gardens - An Inside Look!

The Incredible Hunter gardens were built by Bill and Imelda Roche who with the assistance of forty architects, designers and gardeners built this amazing place which took more than four years to complete. The walking path at the gardens is around 8 kilometres long which paves its way through fourteen hectares of gardens. Here are some of the things to expect when in the Hunter Gardens.

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Rose Garden

Rose Garden

The popular rose garden is surrounded by four pergolas and is a major highlight. It has around 8,000 well-groomed roses emanating beauty and a wonderful fragrance. This garden takes the shape of a corkscrew which ensures you get incredible views of the spectacular sight of flowers. You can have a look at a variety of roses including the Charles De-Gaulle, Double Delight, Fragrance, Freesia, Marlena, Bonica and Blue Moon. The Garden showcases around 35,000 rose bushes having a range of 150 different types of roses. Right at the centre of this corkscrew shaped garden, is a magnificent site of thirteen bronze statues. These are the statues of Imelda Roche and her twelve grandchildren. For accommodation in Hunter Valley, resorts close to the Hunter Gardens like the Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort are available which is only a two-minute drive away.

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Italian Grotto

Italian Grotto

You see the word Italy, and you are known for sure the place is going to house some fascinating statues. At the Italian Grotto, you will find the statue of Saint Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of both animals and the environment. The Garden is dotted with a range for flowers including some incredible Geraniums, Wisterias, Bougainvillea, and Pelargoniums. With the addition of olive, orange and lemon trees, you just don't want to leave this relaxing atmosphere. Besides, it's just not the statue that makes it so Italian, but the fragrance too!

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Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden

These breath-taking gardens have a splendid entrance. To enter, you must pass through a traditional Moon Gate that is guarded by two bronze Temple guardians. Here you'll find an incredible array of Bamboo, Azaleas, Conifers, Camellia Sasanqua and other fruit trees like Mulberries, Persimmons, and Kumquats. With its collection of rocks, gravel and grass, this is a thing of beauty!

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Lakes Walk

Lakes Walk

This is a more concealed area of the Hunter Gardens which is bordered by one and a half kilometres of walking pathways. This place has the incredible Lake Rotunda and houses the Hunter Valley Gardens Chapel which is popular for wedding ceremonies. This garden is known to be a seasonal garden, where you can see something new every season.

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Storybook Garden

Storybook Garden

This is just a walk back to characters from nursery rhymes. This doesn't mean it is just fit for kids, people of all ages are marvelled at the sight of these gardens. It's quite nostalgic, where you can revisit childhood memories and dreams. Some of the characters include Humpty Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Alice in Wonderland, Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Little Bo Peep.