A wonderful walk in the Mansfield Botanic Garden. Bordered by Fords Creek the gardens are a beautiful mix of native and introduced species. A popular location for walkers and runners, the park is also just the spot for a game of kick-to-kick or cricket with the kids.
It is open at all times and offers barbecue facilities, picnic shelters and tables, fitness station, a playground and toilets.
Dogs are also allowed to run off-leash within the gardens when accompanied by an owner.
If you are visiting, the walk starts on High St in easy walking distance from the shops, but there is also a car park at the gardens so you can stop for a picnic.
The bridge across from High St.
A first glance these sculptress of roos looked like the real thing!
There are lots of seats like this one around the gardens.
Unfortunately, when we were here the pond was dry and we are not sure if it ever fills up now.
There are sculptures of horses being ridden at both sides of a gate. The Botanic Park was initially the first racecourse in Mansfield 1870-1920s.
Some massive seats and a table, which are a bit of fun.
A garden commemorating the contribution of women medical staff to the 1914-1918 World War.
It was built by students on Mansfield Secondary School with Mansfield council, good on them!
If you are feeling like a bit ore rigorous exercise, this fitness station might do the trick.
Beautiful rocky bead of a stream for when it rains.
Don't worry, you can walk on the path next to this wonky bridge, rather than across it.
Wander down by the creek, its worth the detour.
Love this little conifer garden.
The seat next to small birdbath, we sat but no birds came, must come back to see if they do.
Beautiful to see on a sunny day when the sun glints on the leaves .
The playground is popular wiht the local young ones and its next to the toilets, if need be.
Don't forget to look up sometimes.