Out & About: Como Gardens and The Stables

by

Every now and then on Gallerie B, I will be featuring a place I come across that I find beautiful or inspiring.

Last weekend we were invited to celebrate a close friends daughters first birthday in the beautiful surrounds of the Como House mansion.  I have grown up in Melbourne but have been oblivious to this amazing venue, which is only a short distance from the city centre.  The historic mansion was built in 1847 and was home to the Armytages, one of Australia’s wealthiest pioneer families. The architecture is mixture of Italianate and Australian Regency.

 

IMG_0554

(Would love to paint those shutters and door a duck egg blue!)

 Although I didn’t get to see inside the home, which apparently still houses the original furniture, the garden and surrounding areas are equally spectacular.  The party was set up in front of this fountain and next to this ancient Moreton Bay Fig tree which kept the kids very busy, testing their climbing skills.

 

ComoBanner

IMG_0559

The beautiful pink birthday cake and roses fit perfectly within the setting.

IMG_0528

IMG_0549

Another hidden gem was discovered beyond the hedges, the recently renovated Stables of Como cafe.  Set in the original stable building the cafe is true to its origins with a rustic charm and the extensive menu makes it a great venue for a breakfast or lunch.

IMG_0501

IMG_0565

IMG_0489

IMG_0484

IMG_0491

 IMG_0496 

Details for the Como House and Gardens are here.

The Stables can also put together a picnic basket to enjoy in your favourite garden spot.  Will have to keep that idea up my sleeve for the next wedding anniversary!

Belinda XO

Como Gardens Como House Mansion The Stables

6 Responses to "Out & About: Como Gardens and The Stables"
  1. Favourite post !
    Great pics and yes, beautiful and inspiring place.
    I love your idea of painting the shutters and the door duck egg blue !

Leave a Reply