Glorious winter in the Yarra Valley.
Fresh fragrant air, clear, crisp, exhilarating and luminous. The call of a morning bird-song, and open, spacious landscape gently tug at your soul pulling you back to nature.
Winter in the Yarra Valley calls for splashing about with gumboots, warm coats and snug hats. It is a time for hearty food in our cosy restaurants, and the warm smile with relaxed conversation of our cellar door hosts.
With so much to weave in to a winter stay at Botanica Editions, we wanted to help by suggesting a boutique 4-day (3-night) gluttonous adventure. One we like to take our family and friends on when they visit during the winter months.
C.J. Dennis, Australian Poet made his home in the ancient forests of Toolangi during the early 20th Century.
He writes ~ sentimentally ~ of Healesville and the hills that call her.
A beautiful friend of ours, Sally, created and successfully ran high street fine food establishments in London for many years.
She has shared her (not so) secret London lemon-preserving recipe with Botanica Editions guests, making use of our abundant bi-annual crop of Citrus limon 'Lisbon'.
Guests celebrating a special birthday at The Willow House in July enjoyed sharing Botanica Editions, Fairy Possums - Mindful in May donation with Healesville Sanctuary, Zoos Victoria Threatened Species Program.
We are blessed with great men of foresight here in the Yarra Valley. Ferdinand von Mueller, William R. Guilfoyle and Mr Alf Leader.
The first two names you may recognise as former architects of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. The third belongs to a man of equal vision and generosity, adding to the tree-lined streets of Healesville.
Jac+ Jack designer Jacqueline Hunt includes Botanica Editions when she talks to Broadsheet on wine, food and nature in the Yarra Valley.
Thank you Modern Home Magazine for featuring Botanica Editions and the story of bringing The Willow House - Back to life in your February issue.
To read the full editorial in as seen in Modern Home volume 9. Issue 4.
It was an early start on a January morning for the Channel Nine Postcards team filming at Botanica Editions.
Thank you Rob, Rebecca, Leanne and Colin for making the trip out to the Yarra Valley. It was a lot of fun being in your company.
Watch Postcards Episode 2: 15 February
Botanica Accomodation and Coombe The Melba Estate with Rebecca Judd
And view behind the scenes ...
Thank you Hardi Grant Media, Beautiful Accommodation readers for listing Botanica Editions as one of your favourites.
Botanica Editions, Yarra Valley is listed as one of 12 best Beautiful Accommodation places to stay within Australia.
We are chuffed, given the high calibre of the other 11 most popular 2014 properties listed.
Thank you. We look forward to extending the Botanica Editions experience of relaxation and restoration in 2015 with our new self-catering retreat Habitat House