Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens - Gardens of the Dandenongs

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.

Opening hours

Alfred Nicholas Garden is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban, Severe Weather events and major works.

Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens - Gardens of the Dandenongs

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 - Gardens of the Dandenongs

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.

  • Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens - Gardens of the Dandenongs

    Public toilets closed at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden lake

    The public toilet block at the lake area of Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden is closed due to plumbing issues.  Alternative temporary public toilet facilities are located on the main drive near the front gate (Sherbrooke Rd).

    Opening hours

    Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden is open 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban and Severe Weather events. Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

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