Gordon Nightingale

Against the back-drop of Wombat Hill,
You’ll find the Convent Gallery,
It’s an Art and diners heaven;
An absolute must for you to see.

And of course, the Atrium Café,
With a sumptuous local menu,
Paintings on the walls by local artists,
And over the town a fantastic view.

The most wonderful venue for weddings,
A wedding photographer’s dream.
Spectacular scenery as a background,
A sculptured gardens in between.

The gift shop has a range of gifts
Depicting the Convent’s colourful past.
Some items of a serious nature,
Others designed to make you laugh.

Colourful clothes of fashion,
Jewellery with artistic flair,
Shop before enjoying coffee and cake.
You’ll always feel welcome there.


Gordon Nightingale is a local author and poet and the convenor of the Daylesford U3A Writers’ Circle.

Located in the old Holy Cross Convent on Wombat Hill, the Convent Gallery is a local icon. Admission to the Gallery is free for local residents but lunch at the Bad Habits café is not.