Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden is the original garden of the historic Burnham Beeches estate, renowned for its extensive water features. Delightful all year round, choose your own adventure along the many linking paths beneath the canopy of Mountain Ash trees as you stroll through the garden. Make your way down to the picturesque lake for a picnic by the quaint boathouse, take a seat in the gazebo and admire the intriguing sculpture by Mark Stoner, or simply enjoy walking your dog (on lead) through the changing landscape of blooms and foliage.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Oliver H
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
These are some wonderful Gardens to go visit in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, you can enjoy a wide variety of plants, trees, flowers and birds, all while taking a look around, enjoying a picnic or just having fun in this picturesque location which is mostly ideal to go to in spring as that is when it's true beauty pops out. Definitely check this place out if you can.
Written 28 December 2023
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Anna N
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Great family day outdoors.
Lots of beautiful plants & trees. Very scenic. The Lake is the star of the gardens. Perfect for a picnic & if the sun is shining I guarantee you will get some amazing photos out of it.
The hike back up from the lake can be a little tiring for those who arent used to walking up steep pathways. Also can be tricky for parents with little ones who need prams.
Overall this place is worth the visit.
Written 2 October 2022
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My wife and I visited this place during our recent holiday in the Dandenong Ranges, staying for two nights in a holiday cottage in Olinda.

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is one of the jewels of the Dandenong Ranges. The large garden was part of the historic Burnham Beeches Estate. The gardens cover 13 hectares of plantings including Australian native plants. The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of very large Mountain Ash Trees.

We walked through shady trees down to the picturesque lake and the quaint boathouse. We also walked across all areas of the Gardens. There is a part towards the rear, that look like forests and it seemed like we were doing bushwalking. The autumn weather was very pleasant.

Alfred Nicholas (1881-1937) along with his brother George (1884-1960) made the first Australian aspirin and named it Aspro.

In the gardens is Burnham Beeches, a holiday mansion built for Nicholas.
Written 29 April 2022
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Jemma M
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
Number of gravel and bitumen paths through a tree-filled park, with a small lake and number of water features. Some areas were inaccessible at the time of our visit, due to storm damage. Some stairs and gills, generally an easy walk
Written 2 January 2022
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CLO2509
Melbourne, Australia185 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Visited the garden late morning in April (autumn) with wife and kid. Lucky enough to find the parking opposite the entrance. Nice garden for a relaxing walk and enjoy the fresh air although the path down to the lake (pond) can be challenging for the elderly. The smell from the portable toilet near the entrance is unbearable. Really amazed to see those who visited the toilet and yet managed to survive the toxic gas.
Written 25 April 2021
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PhoebeNJ
Australia4,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
Beautiful day for a quick drive and explore our surroundings...within our permitted 25km radius to travel. Plenty of parking, not crowded and easy walk.

Definitely recommend!
Written 8 November 2020
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Thanks so much for sharing your experience at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens. We're so glad you enjoyed a beautiful day at the park. We hope to have you back again soon! Thanks again, Parks Victoria
Written 20 November 2020
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evesyl12
Melbourne, Australia25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Beautiful gardens with easily navigable paths and plenty of places to sit and relax. The gardens are on the side of a hill so, while it's a nice meander down from the road the lake, it's a bit of a cardio slog to come back up. It's worth the effort though - the lake with it's little boat house is a great place to spend some time and the arboretum is definitely worth a look.
Written 17 February 2020
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Melissa
Melbourne, Australia220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A great spot in the dandenong ranges for a hike and beautiful walk.
The first thing to note is there’s not much parking available so arrive early for a spot. Also it has become very commercial for the “Instagram” photos so can get over populated in the main walking paths which takes away from the charm however if you go off some of the major trails you’ll find some peaceful spots for waking and relaxing.
Written 7 February 2020
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newyork64
Carlisle, UK157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A really relaxing walk in the most amazing scenery. Beautiful kept gardens and plants. Well worth a visit.
Written 18 January 2020
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461glennw
Mittagong, Australia124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
easy to walk around very lovely gardens very well maintained just nice and peaceful the colours are excellent
Written 8 November 2019
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