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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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A gem in the Dandenong Ranges

Great venue for all nature lovers. The park has it all: beautiful waterfalls, stunning gardens... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EfiWarsh
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Israel
Garden tour

Amazing lovely garden which only asked for a donation. Take a picnic basket to enjoy the lake... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Purplejohnjeannie
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Hobart, 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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing lovely garden which only asked for a donation. Take a picnic basket to enjoy the lake. Beautiful trees and ferns.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took 5 year old twins and am 8 year old who had a Fabulous time running and discovering the logs to climb, the bridges to cross and the places to hide. The flowers and trees are beautiful and it's easy to loose yourself wandering...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We went to visit The Piggery. What a bonus to find these beautiful gardens well worth a visit. Make sure you take the walk down to the lake so peaceful and picturesque.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This place is a mixture of English garden with Australian garden. There's a sign pointing to the lake, which is in actual fact a pond. It's best to go there in autumn or spring as the still water of the pond reflects the cornucopia of...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Lush and green everywhere you look, very peaceful getaway from the chaos of everyday life. This would be a wonderful oasis when it's hot in summer as there are so many layers of trees filtering out the sunshine it'd be cool all year round -...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 5 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

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

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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
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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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