Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens


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

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

    Autumn 2024 - Garden Visitor Information

    Autumn is the peak foliage season for the Dandenong Ranges Gardens. Throughout April and May, deciduous trees put on an impressive display, with leaves changing colour before dropping to the ground.
    During the autumn foliage season, we expect larger crowds, especially on weekends. Consider if you can visit mid-week or early in the morning when the gardens may be quieter.
    There is limited parking available at all of our garden sites, including:
    ·       Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
    ·       Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden
    ·       George Tindale Memorial Garden
    ·       Pirianda Garden and
    ·       R.J. Hamer Arboretum
    If the car parks are full, consider visiting a different site. 
    Be considerate and cautious where you park.  Be aware of your surroundings and do not park illegally.  Local police and shire officers enforce parking regulations on the public road network.
    Please familiarise yourself with each garden’s specific park rules and regulations, which can be found on this website.

    Due to each garden’s location, shape, and topography; accessibility can be challenging. While main pedestrian paths are wide, sealed surfaces, some others are unsealed or quite steep and not fully accessible for visitors with diverse needs and abilities. Unassisted wheelchair access is not recommended.
    Seasonal changes ensure the garden is a year-round delight!

  • 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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