The Henry Somerset Orchid Conservation Area is a lovely spot situated between Latrobe and Railton. Privately owned, trees have recently been cleared in some parts, but not along the walking trail while we were there.

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Native Terrestrial Orchids: Henry Somerset Reserve

by Benita Bell

The Henry Somerset Reserve has at least 43 species of orchid. I might go there again to capture more even photos of the beautiful orchids. There’s a flat, effortless 5-10 minute walk with easy access for wheelchairs and prams. I often see older people pull up there just to walk their dogs.

You’ll find the Henry Somerset Orchid Reserve on Railton Road, about five kms south of the town of Latrobe. More information about the Henry Somerset Conservation Area can be found online.

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Henry Somerset - Orchid Conservation Area

Henry Somerset Reserve (photo by Benita Bell)

Benita Bell lives in Railton and owns Daydream Photography. For more information about Benita’s work, visit Daydream Photography online or follow Daydream Photography via Facebook. Alternatively, you can phone 0497 655 034 and speak with Benita personally.

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