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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Most Beautiful Gardens in Autumn

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree, red yellow orange green, Mother... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2019
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
A pet friendly park

We brought our cat out for the first time. He had a lovely time there. The lake area can get quite... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
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A hidden garden in the Dandenong Ranges, the Alfred Nicholas Gardens are the original gardens of the ‘historic Burnham Beeches’ estate. The Gardens are renowned for their extensive water features including a quaint boathouse, the unusual Blackfish...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1A Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 8427 2002
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All reviews dandenong ranges burnham beeches across the road free entry steep walk introduced species water features ornamental lake parks victoria autumn colours national rhododendron gardens tall trees beautiful plants sherbrooke forest peaceful place toilet facilities picnic lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place by accident! Lovely place to wander around- however limited if in wheelchair or have pram as many parts have steps. Fairly small gardens. Can take dog on lead which was a bonus

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden was nice but we were looking to photograph some fall colours and scenary and we were dissapointed with the landscape and the timing. You can check them at Imagesbyreuben in social media Intagram and FB

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2019

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree, red yellow orange green, Mother earth displays her magic spree.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Mayo599
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

We brought our cat out for the first time. He had a lovely time there. The lake area can get quite busy but there are plenty of other paths with fewer people where you can let your pet sniff the grass.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 320yanyingl
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful location and beautifully blended gardens mixing natives and introduced species ina beautiful eclectic space ! Fabulous public areas and all under the watchful eye of the beautiful old lady Burnham Beeches !

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed March 1, 2019

It was an ok to visit,you need lots of patience as it is pokey and everyone needs to take turns to look at the different areas

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Hiphopfun
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Amazing gardens and the lake at the bottom is like being in another world. Quite a steep walk but the track, paths and steps very well maintained. Would like to see more and newer signage.. a must visit in the Sherbrooke forest.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank johndela87
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Me, my hubby, 9 yr old son, and 2 dogs explored the gardens for an hour and we still didn't see everything. I definitely recommend close toe shoes if you want to go off the main trails, a bottle of water, and sunscreen. The gardens...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Deepa H
Reviewed January 20, 2019 via mobile

Free entry to these gardens. Ample parking across the road from the gardens. Toilet facilities available. A steep walk to the lake but quite worth it. Not very busy when we went. We had a little picnic by the lake. Lots of ducks around. I’ve...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank smiyy
Reviewed January 17, 2019

Lovely terraced gardens with various water features. We parked up the top and took our picnic lunch downhill to the ornamental lake. These gardens were part of an estate owned by Alfred Nichols whose vision was to create beautiful gardens by importing stock from all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 237KarenH
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Andrei J
May 3, 2019|
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Response from johndela87 | Reviewed this property |
Hi see Ian and others🤔
April 3, 2019|
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Response from Ian S | Reviewed this property |
Agree with the others. Most are suitable, even some with steps you could make it down fairly easily. However, if you don't like steep in spots then you might not enjoy. As others have also indicated, all paths are bitumen... More
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Response from 9Barbarav | Reviewed this property |
In answer to your question it's best to look up info on the Parks Victoria website m.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alfred-nicholas-memorial-gardens-gardens-of-the-dandenongs We just went for a walk after our first... More