Albury and Wodonga, two border towns jostling for recognition on either side of the Murray River, act like sentinels on the NSW/Victorian border. As far as border towns go, to me, Wodonga is the quieter of the two, keeping a low profile. But why? Wodonga is the gateway to Victoria’s wonderful northeast and Alpine region, as well as the High Country Rail Trail and the interesting Bonegilla Migrant Experience. En route to these attractions stop at the Wondonga Plant Farm for a cuppa at the Garden Gallery Cafe. The spacious cafe with its indoor/outdoor dining looks over pallets of plants and has a kid’s playground out the back. If the sun is shining, sit out under the umbrellas and inhale the scent of blooming flowers and the general plant nursery vibe. On this particular day, the scone looks on the anaemic side but is super fresh and has a creamy texture. The bottom is slightly mushy from heating, but I let it pass, as it’s so delicious. The jam is average and the dollop of double thick cream needs some refrigeration, but overall, it’s a nice spread. Maybe take home a plant or something for the garden.
Tea: A selection of T2 loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: A chilled vibe overlooking out over the nursery.