Tuesday, September 4, 2012
A short drive north of Canberra is the township of Nicholls, home to Cockington Green Gardens.
Superbly manicured, with a front lawn any lawn loving gardener would envy, you can tell these gardens are tended with loving care.
Miniature steam train rides circuit the gardens, a fun way for the kids to see a good overview of the area.
The newer area is home to international structures from all over the world.
The original gardens are based on buildings from all over England.
Of course what’s a garden without an area for our beloved fairy folk!
Lego Lover was pretty chuffed to see Darth Vader make an appearance.
Oh no, the bridge is falling!
Fairy Princess’ favourite structure.
Cliff Railway and it really works too. The gardeners have made the gardens as interactive as the can with buttons to push on many of the structures.
There are several model trains scattered through the gardens. All of which the kids can play around with.
Whilst we felt the entry fee was a little steep, in comparison to some of the other places we’ve visited, these quaint little gardens were a pleasure to see.
Lego Lover commented on how well designed the whole place was.
They are currently working on an Australian Buildings installation too, that would be pretty cool to see.
Entry Fee: $63.00 for a family (including steam train ride)
Time To Allow: 2 hours