The Rebuilding of the Forest Glade Gardens

This is the history of the Forest Glade Gardens in the Macedon Ranges

Originally, the land were two properties with orchards and large paddocks.

In 1941, the Newton family bought and expanded the land to create a beautiful garden.

Later, Cyril Stokes bought it and made the gardens even better.


Sadly, the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983 destroyed much of it. But after lots of work, Forest Glade was REBUILT and reopened.


In 2011, it was given to a charity to keep it maintained and open to the public.

I have more photos from this place but I would be posting it on a later date

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks like a lovely place to wander.

    1. Teresa says:

      It is a great place. It is big though and lots of steps so I had to do it slowly.

  2. BeckyB says:

    How wonderful they have recreated it twice – first from the farm and then from the ashes – a true renewal

    1. Teresa says:

      So true…and they’ve done it so well! Thanks Becky.

  3. margaret21 says:

    Wonderful wanderings here, I think!

    1. Teresa says:

      Always great wandering in gardens…makes you feel relaxed.

  4. Sofia Alves says:

    Looks wonderful 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      It is, thanks Sofia.

  5. Bernie says:

    Stunning fall photos. Those colours 👌.

    1. Teresa says:

      Yesss, for me the beat time of the year 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🍂🍁🍂🍁🎂🍁

  6. Clare says:

    What a delightful place 🥰

    1. Teresa says:

      Glad you think so too! Thanks Clare ❤️

  7. Toonsarah says:

    The gardens look lovely and the autumn leaves are beautiful – although it seems strange to see them while we’re (finally!) enjoying spring in England 🙂

    1. Teresa says:

      I know it’s strange. And it is even colder here than in the UK for a change.

  8. Walking Away says:

    Looks really lovely

    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks, glad you liked it.

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