SCULPTURE, GARDENS & ROBOTIC DAIRY
Your first stop will be the Laurie Collins Sculpture Garden & Red Tree Gallery in Jindivick. Laurie creates a vast array of artwork, and is renowned for his unique metal sculptures using junk and recycled metal. Browse the garden sculptures and the Red Tree Gallery which will be showcasing a photographic exhibition for the month of March.
Back on the bus for afternoon tea in a large private garden known as Lillico Siding. This garden is regularly opened to the public and is a delight to wander through the informal cottage planting, dry stone walls and rose arbours. www.gardivalia.com.au
The last stop on this tour will be Melaleuca Park to watch the dairy cattle wandering into the robotic dairy. Our hosts Darryl and Trudy Hammond will hop on board to give a quick overview of this modern facility before we inspect the dairy. Representatives of Lely manufacturers of the robotic milkers will be on hand to explain the finer details of robotics and their use in farming today. On this tour you will be driven through some of the best Gippsland farming country around Warragul.
Please wear walking shoes.
TOUR DEPARTS – 1:00pm