Unwrapped 1991

For thoughts that count this Christmas.

Given in 1991, treasured by Fiona ever since.

“I’ve had this mandolin for 26 years. It used to belong to my grandfather. When he immigrated to Australia from Hungary in 1952, all he brought with him were the clothes on his back and his mandolin. 

He ended up buying a small farm and settling in Mount Gambier. He loved sitting out in the shed with his Hungarian friends playing the mandolin and drinking homemade grappa. He gave me his mandolin just before he passed away. I’m hoping one day soon I’ll learn to play it.”


- Fiona, Melton 


Everyone has a story. Share yours with us. Tag us @watergardenstc #thoughtsthatcount

Christmas Masterclass

Christmas opening times.

This December, Watergardens will be open longer so you have more time to find the perfect gift.


View our Christmas Opening hours.

Whats on this Christmas