Melton residents can now walk among the gum trees and around the botanic lake, with the Melton Botanic Trail officially opened.
The trail connects the Melton Botanic Gardens to the Toolern Creek shared path and provides a walking path around the lake.
The trail consists of three pedestrian bridges, a boardwalk, a kilometre of shared path and new landscaping features.
Melton mayor Cr Bob Turner, said: “The Melton Botanic Garden is a great asset to the City of Melton, providing environmental, health and wellbeing benefits to residents and visitors alike.
“The garden attracts local visitors, and guests from interstate and beyond, who come to explore our natural treasures in a beautiful, local setting.
“With works to the Melton Botanic Trail complete, a link between this wonderful community space and other significant environmental assets has created something truly special for our community.”
The $800,000 project received $190,900 from the state government under the Growing Suburbs Fund. Friends of Melton Botanic Garden also provided support towards the project.
… Dewi Sherry