National Rhododendron Garden

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National Rhododendron Garden

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Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • National Rhododendron Garden

    Spring 2022 Visitor Pre-Planning Information

    The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is open 7-days, 10am-4:30pm (last entry).  Gates lock at 5pm.

    During the Spring flowering period, visitor numbers are at their highest, especially on weekends.  There is limited parking available on site.  

    Additional parking is available next door at the Olinda Recreation Reserve, and close by at the Olinda Swimming Pool and Community House.

    If the car parks are full, you should consider visiting an alternative location.

    If you want to avoid the crowds, visit the nearby Pirianda Garden, George Tindale Memorial Garden, or Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden.  These sites also remain open until dusk.

    Spring Flowering 2022 Guide

    Spring is the peak flowering season for Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.  Over the next 12 weeks, the garden will burst with a variety of colour.
    Predicting blooms can be difficult, as they may not bloom at exactly the same time, from season to season.  Use the attached information sheet as a guide, but know there is always something new to see and discover on your next garden visit.
    Unfortunately, staff are unable to provide specific details for each flower within the garden.

    Attachments: Spring Flowering Guide 2022 (590KB)

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