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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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A beautiful place for a walk

I love this place, visiting the garden on a Friday afternoon which was very quiet and the colors of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ShavyB
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Belgium
Nice spot for a stroll

If you are looking for a nice place to wander or to perhaps have a picnic, then you should consider... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gibbo1964
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Melbourne, Australia
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place, visiting the garden on a Friday afternoon which was very quiet and the colors of the trees turn into autumn. Natures are best, and only a short drive from a busy city of Melbourne.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a nice place to wander or to perhaps have a picnic, then you should consider Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens. There are lots of beautiful plants and a very nice lake with bridges and small islands. It is a nice escape...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth visiting and bring your camera. Entry is free and car parking is across the road. The gardens are beautiful and the walk to the lake is worth the effort (steep). We visited on a cool, clear morning, just before the smoke haze from...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Just Beautiful, lovely walk down to the lake, plenty of places to stop on the way for a rest or photo.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

This was a pretty park to walk through, but be aware that the walk down to the lake is pretty steep and can require a bit of effort! Surrounds are nice but had a lot of work going on the day we visited.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Only 45 minutes from Melbourne these gardens are a wonderful way to unwind and spend some time in traditional Australian bush. Take a packed lunch and your walking shoes. Parking is available across the road from the Gardens entry. I can't wait to go back...More

Thank BecFranks
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is beautiful. It was lovely to be able to walk beside towering trees and under arching branches. The gardens were full of people young and old the day we were there, but everyone seemed to have slowed down, in keeping with...More

Thank Anchorstaras
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We visited here on 11th March after taking a drive in the Dandenongs. How beautiful are these gardens? From the canopy ferns, towering trees, ponds, pathways and the beautiful lake that people were taking advantage to sit and relax and take in the surroundings. If...More

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We found these gardens almost by chance - we were coming slowly down the road from the RJ Hamer Arboretum and saw the sign to these gardens. We are so pleased that we stopped and strolled around. They are a delight - the paths and...More

Thank BenYorkie
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great venue for all nature lovers. The park has it all: beautiful waterfalls, stunning gardens packed with iconic plants and flowers of the Dandenongs.The real treasure of this garden is right down the bottom. You'll find a lovely lake.There is a small boathouse up one...More

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kerilosphilips
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
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b3tz92
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
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TLD72
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.
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