The Fairies Tree could be found at The Fitzroy Garden in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, was carved by Ola Cohn, M.B.E., A.R.C.A. from 1931-1934.
The Fairies Tree was a gift to the children of Melbourne.
Please find below the Foreword from Ola Cohn book “The Fairies Tree”
I have carved a tree in the Fitzroy Garden for you and the fairies but mostly for the fairies and those who believe in them for they will understand how necessary it is to have a fairy sanctuary. A place that is sacred and safe as a home should be to all living creatures.
Therefore I dedicate this book to children and fairies as it is to them I owe my inspiration.
This photo was taken at a small village called Lakeside in The Garden State of Victoria, during the winter time in June.
Lakeside is easy to reach from Melbourne, you could ride a train from Flinder Street Station in The City of Melbourne to Belgrave about one hour, as you know Belgrave is in Zone Three of Melbourne’s transportation system.
Melbourne’s transportation and domestic shipping system are so efficient, you could hop in hop out with the three mode of transportation train, tram and city buses.
From Belgrave you ride a Puffing Billy the old steam train along the magnificent scenery, you will pass the timber train bridge like in the Wild Wild West film.
The kid enjoyed ride this steam train because the windows are wide open, the breeze come in to the wagon, sometimes smokes from the steam engine used coal for firing the engine get in too.
The water at Lakeside really clean and clear, the Australian people maintain well their environment and preserved the water for the future.