Historic nursery land in Emerald Lake Park, Victoria
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Welcome back, autumn
If you’re the type of person who has been patiently waiting to grab your comfiest blanket out of the cupboard, then it's time to get excited as we welcome the first official day of autumn – the time of year where the wind gets a little chillier and mother nature has a beautiful colour change. And there’s no better place to witness that change than here in Emerald Lake Park.
The area of the popular park we’re spotlighting today was originally part of the historic Nobelius Nursery, which started during the 1880s by Carl Axel Nobelius. Because the ground was rich in soil, agricultural and horticultural growth was plentiful (particularly with fruit trees), allowing Nobelius to have 23 employees by 1899.
Today, the ‘Nobelius Heritage Park’ manages to preserve a number of historic structures as well as a range of ornamental and native trees that link back to the history of the land. We can’t think of a better time to enjoy a scenic stroll and take in all those warm autumn colours.