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Feb for natives

Always loved this quiet, hidden away park which concentrates on native plants. Worth a stroll... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rose M
Melbourne, Australia
Winter Flowering

Even in Winter these gardens are full of colour and beautiful. The paths are well made and clean... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Yarrbat Avenue, Balwyn, Boroondara, Victoria 3103, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always loved this quiet, hidden away park which concentrates on native plants. Worth a stroll through

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rose M
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Even in Winter these gardens are full of colour and beautiful. The paths are well made and clean. The walking is easy and there are seats placed regularly along the way.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank platypus150
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Happily we chose a beautiful sunny day on our visit to these picturesque gardens. They are well maintained and a pleasure to walk around and admire the plants and lawns. We especially loved the little babbling stream and tropical plants running through a quiet shady...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Mim L
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We were looking for a park to visit that we hadn't been to before, and Google came up with this one. We loved it. So beautifully maintained, great paved and gravel walkways, very accessible to everyone. There are some lovely lawned areas for picnics or...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

These gardens are an experience not to be missed. Lovely trees and plants, charming walks. Very serene.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Marian H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely a hidden gem in Balwyn. Lots of fun things for the kids to play in the playground and beautiful garden to explore. Good to take pouches here too. Something for everyone .

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank E7110YRtoml
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Maranoa Gardens is a lovely place to walk, relaxing and quiet, like a mini local botanic gardens in the Eastern Suburbs. Bring your own picnic, learn about the plants, see the view from the lookout and there is a kids playground near the car park.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank wendyt26
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Maranoa Gardens are a green space in increasingly urbanised Balwyn. There are lovely walks through the native garden as well as a children's playground and city views.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ConstantTraveller77
Reviewed 1 February 2017

loved by the locals it's worth a visit - great for all ages. Fantastic play area and for kids parties - just get there early to bag a spot.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Tashi123
Reviewed 18 January 2017

a great local park with room for riding bikes, a playground, a tower to climb, barbeque area and a fenced off area to walk the dogs. Plenty of interesting plants to look at and some great cafes a short drive, or walk, away. Great on...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Wombateous
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9 April 2018|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure about plug in.... perhaps if you contact the council page that maintains the gardens they could let you know. I think it is in the shire of Boorandarah.
Maria M
29 August 2015|
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Response from localvisitator |
No. Dogs are not permitted in Maranoa Gardens but may be exercised in Beckett Park next door.