Monday, 28 June 2010


This morning Max and I met my sister and brother-in-law for breakfast to celebrate my BIL's birthday. As we live 93km(58miles) away from each other I found this lovely nursery/cafe that was nearly in the middle. It is called Warran Glen Garden Centre and Cafe and is Warrandyte, Victoria. So any of you Melbourne girls looking for somewhere to meet your friends then this is the place.

The entry was so pretty with lots of rusty metal.
See on the wall to the left pretty cut out panels that had lights behind them.
The urns at the front looked fabulous
If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see that the cafe is at the back of the main building
Just look at this gorgeous urn

It was a cold frosty morning and there was frost on the top of the urn

See the cut out sections on the roof & side panels. So pretty and the sun shining through them onto the wall below looked wonderful
There was also a great gift section

There were some amazing huge water bowls/pots there

Loved the outdoor Living Section at the back

Wish I had a yard big enough to have this water feature

SUNSET at Mt Martha Beach

The winds were really strong so it was perfect conditions for the Wind Surfers
See the ship on the right of the setting sun

There's that ship again - now it's on the left of the sun
I don't know how these guys manage to control the boards.
A tough workout, they were going so fast.


Georgia Peachez said...

I love nothing better than to go shopping in a fabulous nursery. That place looks like my kinda' store :->
xo, suzy

Tina said...

Oh I really miss being able to combine a nursery and cafe visit, especially looking at this gorgeous nursery! Nothing like that for hundreds of kilometres from me I am afraid! How lovely that you could meet up with your sister and brother-in-law:) Gorgeous beach pics too Alison!! Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Tina x

Unknown said...

Looks like a great place, love the urn!
Oh and that sunset is spectacular!

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Hi Alison, What a lovely place for a rendezvous. The photo of frost on the beautiful urn made me swoon, it's so hot here. I spent time with my sister over the weekend, as well.
Is there any sunset as beautiful as one over the ocean? This land-locked lady thinks not. Wonderful photography, as usual.

Best Wishes,

Amy M. said...

Love the photo of the frost on the urn!

Crafting by Candlelight

rochambeau said...

Happy birthday to your Bil. What a perfect celebration you all had!!!

Happy day to you Alison. Love having the chance to visit your world!!


Unknown said...

Hi Alison
Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love the nursery pictures.....everything looks so yum and the pictures of the ocean were amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

THANKS for bringing this LOVELY place to our attention....I'll be sure to add it as a MUST SEE next time I'm out that way.... :o)

....hahahahaha....I LOVE to go wind surfing....Not in the ocean though....Maybe up the river or on a lake where there are NO sharks....!!

Hope your week is WONDERFUL....!

Tamarah :o) said...

Its a great combination for sure isn't it.

Anonymous said...

Beautifulpictures, Alison. The cafe and agarden center looks like a wonderful spot to browse while it's cold out.


Anonymous said...

oh yes I have been past that nursery countless times but have never popped in. Must one day soon!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Alison.
I know Warran Glen cafe well. I used to live just down the road a bit. What a lovely reminder of my old home. So nice to see it on your blog today.
Hope you had an enjoyable experience there.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Jennifer said...

Beautiful post!!!

brismod said...

Alison, your sunset photos are sublime. Looks like you a lovely time at the nursery too. xx

Claire Mercado-Obias said...

Lovely details! The butterflies, fountain & the sunset made me smile!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

This all just looks magical, Alison!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Stink Bone Jones said...

Was there really frost on that urn?
Wow, what a gorgeous nursey and how great to have a cafe part of it too.

Anonymous said...

How nice it would be to have a combination cafe and nursery... love the idea! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. That sunset is amazing!!
Have a wonderful week!
~ Jo :)

Kristi said...

What a georgeous garden and cafe!! A perfect spot to meet halfway! What a beautiful afternoon :)

Teresa said...

Goergous photos!!! Love the beach photos....makes me want to go!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a wonderful place to visit. I love the cut out sections on the roof!


Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Nurseries are always such fun to look around.

Victoria x

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a wonderful nursery! I wish I had something like that around here. I love the cut out panels and the designs the lights leave on the wall. Whoever thought of that is a creative genious!
You took those last two photos???? I thought they were postcards or something. GORGEOUS!
Patricia :o)

Sea Dream Studio said...

Sounds like you had a lovely lunch!
Love your photos, especially of he sea... ahhh, exquisite!

NeereAnDear said...

So beautiful ... I love the cut outs on the roof... so beautiful how they shine on the wall ...

I looked for that thing you were talking about ... its not showing up on my screen... wonder what gives... that was so sweet of you to tell me about it...


DEBBIE said...

Lovely photos!
The frost/sunset/and the sea!
Thanks for sharing!


Kellie Collis said...

Looks delightful. A nursery is one of my favourite places! Have a gorgeous weekend xx

Natasha Burns said...

Looks great Alison! I have some family in Park Orchards, not far from Warrandyte - I should go check it out when I'm up their way :)

Amor Designs said...

What a lovely place darl. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope you and your family have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Looks so lovely! That sunset is amazing!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Your photos are always wonderful, do you get sick of me telling you that?

Good idea for the brithday get together. I think my fav for birthdays at the moment is to meet somewhere for brekky!

Stay warm, Gail xo

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a wonderful day and a great place!