When we think about the brothels in Melbourne many things probably come into our mind: Great places for sex without the hang-ups doubtless near the top of the list, along with living out the odd fantasy, among a host of others. And who can dispute how nice it feels revelling in the idea that the girl is one doing the seducing after, like me, trawling the bars, clubs and yes, even supermarkets for years with pick-up lines that sounded banal, even to my ears! The Melbourne brothels are like heaven on earth for us guys who lived through the pre-social media dating misery. Even in the current social-media dating app world with its nightmarish ability to transform a Victoria’s Secret model to a Roseanne-lookalike in the space of a taxi ride, the Melbourne brothels get my vote. Definitely.

All that aside, we never give a thought to the people who own and run these places. Most keep a low profile, I know, but why hasn’t there been a larger-than-life Madam of the old school since Madame Brussels strutted her stuff in Little Lon in the late 19th Century? This seems about to change with the emergence and rising profile of The Cherry Tree Garden and its wonderfully enigmatic own “Madam”, Lily Yang.

A new short movie to be released soon, directed by Tom Mackie, stars the beautiful Chinese actor Tiffany Shen as “Lily” and Ross Larkin as “The Artist” in a touching, forbidden love story.  Set in the sensual, sexy underworld of Melbourne’s Chinatown it will surely raise Lily Yang and her exotic Cherry Tree Garden to cult status for short film-noire aficionados, as did the iconic feature film “World of Suzie Wong” for all us ancients around in the 1960’s, which starred Nancy Kwan and William Holden.

Lily Publishes her Amazing Memoir “Take Memories, Leave Footprints”

Adding to the interest, Lily Yang has just published her own story in a book called: “Take Memories, Leave Footprints”. It can be found on Amazon.


You’ll be enthralled in the page-turning journey of her enormously fascinating life. Her profession has always been one of total discretion, well, unless you happen to be Mata Hari, and it’s her promise to follow these noble traditions. Gentlemen, and ladies, your secrets are safe and are far from the subject of her book. Men in her life, both powerful or powerless, all had their own stories to tell, spoken and unspoken, as they and all of us trudge our pilgrim’s way along the pavements of the world. But her book is a far cry from a re-telling of life in a brothel.

Her story is a journey across time and space and cultures. And it’s also about discovery, of a first love lost, then found again after a generation. It’s a journey that millions of girls have been through, in every culture and every age, so in a sense she’s writing as ‘everywoman’. Lily hopes her story can illuminate some of the darker corners of what might shape, for better or worse, romantic and intimate relationships between men and women, especially those between Asians and Caucasians. Both will find something within the pages of her book that occasionally plays a sad chord but will also make you smile from time to time, as she steps, and sometimes lurches, between the horror to the sublime on her roller-coaster life.

Lily’s life, whether captured in a short film or in her very personal story told of spending her childhood exiled to the bitter North China countryside through to owning her beautiful Cherry Tree Garden today, is sure to put Lily Yang’s name alongside the more interesting “Madams” of our time.

Visit Lily Yang for more social commentary, her published books and charity work.

What People Say

I am a newbie and have only been to this place twice. But every time I went there they always treat me very nice and didn’t discriminate of my awkward appearance. Instead, the girls take a more active move trying to please me. Thanks ladies!

I usually only have a regular session but that night I wanted to have something new and I negotiate with the girl with a slightly increased fee. Damn it was amazing! I didn’t pay much extra but the service, Maggie gave to me was like double. I’ll be back again soon girl!

I’ve been to Cherry tree garden a few times now and always have an amazing experience each time. The girls are all pretty making it so hard to choose like I want them all!!! I went with Candy this time and she was not disappointed! She knows how to please me. The experience forces me to go back to her again and again. Highly recommended!

This place is truly amazing. Today was my second visit and can’t describe in words about my experience with Momo. That girl is really a gem. Gorgeous girl giving her attention the entire time. I can’t wait for the next visit.

Hello Lily, how are you? I was in yesterday & I had an hour with a beautiful lady who has a beautiful soul, she is so delightful & her name is Susan she’s everything I prayed for & more. I will be back to spend time with Susan again. As I turned into the driveway I can see how beautiful the garden looks & as I rang the doorbell a nice gentleman answered & his name is rob & it was nice to meet him, I explained to rob the lady I wanted & rob suggested Susan. As I walked into the reception area I can see just how beautiful your establishment is with all the furnishings the decor & the rooms are absolutely beautiful. I also liked the music that was playing too as I walked in. Please say thank you to rob & Susan. Thank you too lily. I already started reading your book too. I’ll be back again to see Susan. Take care, be safe always & have a nice day. Kind regards, Harry (December 14/2019, with permission)

Dear Lily, please pass on my thanks to the wonderful Susan. She was a delight, kind, funny and beautiful. My first time at your establishment and was amazing. So many beautiful girls and so friendly when you first meet them. I will certainly be back and looking forward to my next visit with Susan. Have a great long weekend to you and everyone at the Cherry Tree Gardens. Steven (Sept 27/2019)

After reading all the reviews about The Cherry Tree Garden, I phoned and booked for a 30 minutes massage, I spoke with nicely spoken man who booked me at the time I asked for and met me at the door on my arrival, inside the door it was full of quality furnishings in each room, one of the beautiful ladies took me to one of many nice rooms, the room was very very clean and the soft music was so nice and relaxing, the best massage I have had in a very long time. The staff at The Cherry Tree Garden are very nice and approachable, thank you as you will be seeing me again and again 🙂

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