Kyneton Daffodil Festival

Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival was on as we headed up to Bendigo for White Night so we decided to stop off at a few places on the way.  Running from August 30 to Sept 9 the festival covers open gardens, exhibitions, and parade.
We drove along the old Calder hwy through town (Burton Avenue) for the ‘Golden Mile of Daffodils’…. the weather being intermittently overcast, sunny, showery, windy made for a challenging stop…

The Golden Mile
The Gate

Our plan was to get some shots in Kyneton then head to Bringalbit in Sidonia, however, the GPS had a mind of its own (or none at all)  neglected to tell us to turn and we ended up miles from where we wanted to be.

I think we’re lost

Interesting Trees

Getting ready to turn around and head back we spotted an open garden sign and went in there.

Roseberry Hill

Pastoria Road, Pipers Creek. $4 entry.

10 acres of mature trees, shrubs and thousands of naturalised daffodils. Long avenues of Poplar, Roman Cypress, Red and Cork Oaks, Box hedge and dwarf Spruce. Rare plants, a more than century old Cork Oak, and quirky topiary

On the way home Sunday we tried again and this time found Bringalbit.. which was fortuitous as if we had been there the day before we would have missed the lambs born late on Saturday.

Bringalbit

512 Sidonia Road, Sidonia

Bringalbit is a unique part of Australia’s rural history and the setting is stunning.  The huge, old trees, ornamental lake and gardens provide a rare mood of peace and tranquility. Art, peacocks, guinea fowl, ducks, chickens, suffolk sheep and Scottish highland cattle. 

new lambs Kyneton Daffodil Festival
Suffolk Sheep with day old lambs

The Peahens had apparently been taken by foxes.. and the three Peacocks were strutting around, shimmying a tail feather trying to attract the chickens.. not surprisingly, to no avail.

While there we also enjoyed the tea and cakes available… for another $2.50 you got a bottomless coffee and choice of 3 cakes for a further $2.50.  Was lovely sitting in the beautiful gardens with a cuppa watching the ducks, chickens, and peacocks strut around.

Kyneton Daffodil Festival peacocks
Peacocks
Kyneton Daffodil Festival peacocks
highland cow Kyneton Daffodil Festival
Highland Cows
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