Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wurundjeri People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Wurundjeri Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Opening hours

Everyday
10am - 5pm
Closed Christmas Day, and days of Total Fire Ban or severe weather events.

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.

People walk along a paved path surrounded by mature autumnal European trees.

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) is host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around.
Two retired men go on a long walk through lush temperate rain-forest near Eagles nest picnic ground.

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Protecting the tall forests of the Dandenongs, this park is well known for its spectacular Mountain Ash trees and lush fern gullies, and is ideal for relaxing picnics and tranquil forest walks.
Two people walking along a wide path surrounded by trees and undergrowth at RJ Hamer Arboretum

RJ Hamer Arboretum

Originally a pine plantation, the present-day 101-hectare Arboretum was established in the 1970s and provides a lovely place for relaxation, recreation and distant views of the Yarra Valley and the Great Dividing Range.
A garden path forks in two directions surrounded by autumn-coloured trees.

Pirianda Garden

With magnificent views and a backdrop of ever-changing colours, photographers and bird watchers are in for a treat at Pirianda Garden, while the lawns are perfect for spreading out with a picnic feast.

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How to get there

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

The garden is located on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke. The visitor car park is across the road, opposite the main entrance.

When to go

Summer is the time to see hydrangeas, fuchsias, native ferns, rhododendrons and native terrestrial orchids.

Need to know

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Change of Conditions

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.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Deer control in the Dandenong Ranges Gardens

    Parks Victoria will be undertaking deer control in a number of parks Victoria managed Dandenong Ranges gardens. This program will be taking place between the hours of 4pm and 7am on a number of nights between July 15th and November 29th 2024. These control works are being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors.
    For reasons of public safety, the Alfred Nicholas Garden, George Tindal Garden, Dandenong Ranges Botanical garden and Pirianda Garden will be inaccessible during the evening throughout this period.
    Signage will be in place at access points when control activities are occurring. For our own safety please observe the signage during this time and do not enter any closed areas.
    For further information please call 131963

    Attachments: DR Gardens map May2024 (1,318KB)

  • Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

    Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden Visitor Guide & Map

    Please find attached the current Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden Visitor Guide and park map:

    Attachments: ANMG ParkNote (353KB)

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