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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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Top Class Gardens

The gardens are quite extensive and there are some steep paths if you go down to the lake which is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Hidden gem

Read about this place n seen on postcards. It is definitely beautiful n breath taking. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda C
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A hidden garden in the Dandenong Ranges, the Alfred Nicholas Gardens are the original gardens of the ‘historic Burnham Beeches’ estate. The Gardens are renowned for their extensive water features including a quaint boathouse, the unusual Blackfish Pond and a picturesque lake which is fed by two striking waterfalls. The structure of the garden is emphasized by the many rock walls, waterfalls, upper pools and the magnificent lakes. The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of awesome Mountain Ash Trees. Admire the natural beauty of the surroundings all year round. Walk through shady trees down to the picturesque lake, and picnic with the family by the boathouse. In spring, view the flowering azaleas, cherry trees and viburnum. Stroll through the magnificent gardens, take your dog for a walk or photograph the blooming flowers. The garden is located on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke. The visitor car park is opposite the main entrance.
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Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The gardens are quite extensive and there are some steep paths if you go down to the lake which is quite beautiful. This is a natural Australian garden with tall gums trees mixed with some European trees as is definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about this place n seen on postcards. It is definitely beautiful n breath taking. Definitely worth the visit. Not suitable if you can’t hike up hills as it’s a long way down n a long way back up. Facilities are average ie toilets. Up...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, we didn't get right to the end of them as they were so extensive and we had done other gardens on the day. They were very peaceful and shady. a lovely quiet picnic spot

1  Thank Divetraveller62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit on a nice sunny day After a not so good lunch at the nearby Burnham Beeches we took a stroll thru the adjoining Alfred Nichols Gardens. A highlight of the walk was the view of the Burnham Beeches, the former...More

1  Thank tandmh2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No traffic ..no crowds..only a gentle breeze whispering through the tall trees as you wind your way around the many paths in these beautiful and serene gardens.Timed our visit with the blooming of the many azaleas,rhododendrons and tail end of camellias...plus many other magnificent flowering...More

1  Thank steveno609
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It is a bit of a trek down to the lake but oh so worth it! The camera and I were spoilt for choice. It is a bit steep so coming back was a case of stopping to admire the view quite a bit, but...More

1  Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

A stunning visit in spring. Meandering pathways and visual delights. An average level of fitness recommended. Both ramping and stairs around the property. The highlight was the lovely lake.

1  Thank Stef C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

A nice place to visit in the Danenongs rain or shine it gives these gardens there own charm and plenty of photos to be taken highly recommend

Thank c5013
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Such an interesting place. We wonder why Burnam Beaches hasn't been made into a children's cancer retreat or something. Such a shame that they are letting it crumble really. The blossom trees were stunning. Worth a visit!

Thank Susy J
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This place is so pretty, if fairies existed, they would definitely live here! We went here on a date, and there were lots of other couples around, as it is quite a romantic location. My partner even brought picnic supplies, but it turns out that...More

1  Thank Cass_and_Craig
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6 January 2017|
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Response from Barbara v | Reviewed this property |
In answer to your question it's best to look up info on the Parks Victoria website m.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alfred-nicholas-memorial-gardens-gardens-of-the-dandenongs We just went for a walk after our first... More
13 August 2016|
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Response from Alex4Goldy | Reviewed this property |
Shirley, in my opinion this garden and all its surrounding are worth visiting any time of the year. In winter, if you are lucky, good chance to have snow there... Enjoy
23 June 2016|
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Response from Partlyblonde | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, there isn't a cafe on site but don't limit yourself to the Piggery. There are other great places to eat in Sassafras and Olinda that offer everything from breakfast to dinner.