Garden Tours


Garden Tours

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

The Garden Tour experience at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is an open-air electric people mover that can seat up to 10 people, operating year round.

Discover the beauty of Victoria’s premier cool-climate botanic garden with live commentary and stunning views as you wind your way through the picturesque landscapes of this 100-acre park.

Garden Tour tickets are available from the Gift Shop or can be pre-booked by contacting the Gift Shop staff on (03) 8427 2087 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily).

Schedule and duration

Season Months Days Tours


11:00am - 3:00pm
every 45 minutes


10:30am - 3:00pm
every 45 minutes
Winter June
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
every 45 minutes
Spring September
10:30am - 3:30pm
every 45 minutes

** Times are subject to change


Category Price per person (GST inclusive)
Adult $10.50
Concession $8.40 
Child (3-16 years) $5.20 
Family (2 adults and 2 children) $26.20 


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.

  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

    Spring 2023 - Visitor Information and Flowering Guide

    Spring is the peak flowering season for the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden. Over the 12-week spring period, the garden bursts with a variety of colour.
    Predicting flower blooms can be difficult, as they may not bloom at exactly the same time from year to year. The previous 12-months’ weather patterns, along with current weather conditions (heat, cold, rain & wind) affects the timing and duration of any bloom. Use the attached information (below) as a flowering guide but know there is always something new to see and discover on your next garden visit.
    During the spring flowering season, we expect larger crowds, especially on weekends. Consider if you can visit mid-week or early in the morning when the garden may be quieter.
    There is limited parking available on site. Additional parking is available next door at the Olinda Recreation Reserve, the former Olinda Golf Course, and close by at the Olinda Swimming Pool & Community House
    If the car parks are full, consider visiting a different site.
    If you want to avoid the crowds, visit the nearby Pirianda Garden, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden, George Tindale Memorial Garden or R.J. Hamer Arboretum.
    The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is open 7-days, 10am-4:30pm (last entry). Gates lock at 5pm.  Dogs, cats, and other pets are NOT permitted on site. Please leave bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and rollerblades at home. ‘Carry in, carry out’ all your rubbish, as bins are not provided.

    Due to the garden’s location, shape, and topography; accessibility can be challenging. While the main pedestrian paths are a wide, sealed surface, some sections are quite steep and not fully accessible for visitors with diverse needs and abilities. Unassisted wheelchair access is not recommended.
    The Garden Tour bus may be a better alternative for people with limited mobility. It provides a paid one-way/one-stop audio tour of the original garden (not the new Chelsea Australian Garden)
    Seasonal changes ensure the garden is a year-round delight!

    Attachments: Spring 2023 DRBG Flowering Guide (719KB)

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