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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting garden, very natural. Abandoned mansion is a bit eerie. Lots of spaces to explore, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
Spectacular Colour's in Autumn

This is a must to see, located in Sherbrook Forest in the Dandenong Ranges. Worth the walk to the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
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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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Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting garden, very natural. Abandoned mansion is a bit eerie. Lots of spaces to explore, and a picture perfect lake and boathouse at the bottom. We'll be back in Autumn.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a must to see, located in Sherbrook Forest in the Dandenong Ranges. Worth the walk to the bottom to see the ornamental lake (boat house) in Autumn - spectacular and breath taking.

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

I have visited the gardens on several occasions at different times of the year. It is not a big garden but there is always different displays around the garden. The best time is autumn when the Acer trees are out, but it is so nice...More

1  Thank Billy007863
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful! We'll worth the walk to the bottom lake. The flora and fauna are clearly well looked after. I hope the Mansion breaths new life one day

2  Thank coffeeobsession123
Reviewed 19 June 2018

we went on a day trip here from Melbourne. It never ceases to amaze me how beautiful this place is. In May when we went the Autumn leaf colour were so pretty and looked like a post card. We have been here the last few...More

2  Thank sare2014
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I love this place, visiting the garden on a Friday afternoon which was very quiet and the colors of the trees turn into autumn. Natures are best, and only a short drive from a busy city of Melbourne.

1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 20 May 2018

If you are looking for a nice place to wander or to perhaps have a picnic, then you should consider Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens. There are lots of beautiful plants and a very nice lake with bridges and small islands. It is a nice escape...More

1  Thank Neil G
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Definitely worth visiting and bring your camera. Entry is free and car parking is across the road. The gardens are beautiful and the walk to the lake is worth the effort (steep). We visited on a cool, clear morning, just before the smoke haze from...More

1  Thank rusky2018
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Just Beautiful, lovely walk down to the lake, plenty of places to stop on the way for a rest or photo.

1  Thank TJM0105
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This was a pretty park to walk through, but be aware that the walk down to the lake is pretty steep and can require a bit of effort! Surrounds are nice but had a lot of work going on the day we visited.

2  Thank TippOz
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6 January 2017|
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Response from Barbara v | 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
13 August 2016|
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Response from Alex4Goldy | Reviewed this property |
Shirley, in my opinion this garden and all its surrounding are worth visiting any time of the year. In winter, if you are lucky, good chance to have snow there... Enjoy
23 June 2016|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, there isn't a cafe on site but don't limit yourself to the Piggery. There are other great places to eat in Sassafras and Olinda that offer everything from breakfast to dinner.