Parks & Gardens

Spectacular Gardens in all Seasons

Gardeners and garden lovers will fall in love with the range of exotic plantings and paths to wander through. From the beautiful manicured gardens of Cloudehill to the famous Boat House at Alfred Nicholas Gardens, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Spring is when the gardens really come alive but it's the changing of the seasons that keep them interesting all year round. Deep volcanic loam soil, 1.25 metres of rainfall a year and little frost make the Dandenongs one of the outstanding places to garden worldwide. The area is well known for it's nurseries with anything from roses to mature trees.

Olinda > 10am - 5pm Daily

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Enjoy a tour, or just take a stroll through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens or a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps.

Olinda > Free Public Garden

Pirianda Gardens

Enjoy magnificent views from these terraced gardens and tranquil walks, bird watching, photography and picnicking on the lawns at Pirianda Gardens.

Dandenong Ranges > Emerald

Emerald Lake Park

Ride the paddleboats, wade in the pool, watch Puffing Billy Steam Train fill up with water, see the model railway exhibition or just take a stroll.

Olinda > A must-see garden in all seasons

Cloudehill Gardens & Nursery

Some 20 garden compartments threaded through 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of Himalayan tree rhododendrons.

Dandenong Ranges > Belgrave South

Birdsland Reserve & Nursery

A natural sanctuary with over 130 different native birds including the Wedgetail Eagle and Powerful Owl, also over 200 species of native plants.

Olinda > 10am - 5pm Daily

The Chelsea Australian Garden

The 2013 Chelsea Flower Show winning garden recreated in Olinda featuring an enormous Waratah sculpture, waterfall, billabong and over 15,000 plants!

Kalorama > Australian native display garden & nursery

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery

Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden, set on 2 hectares at picturesque Kalorama is devoted to displaying the diversity of Australian plants in a landscape setting.

Sherbrooke > Free Public Garden

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Once part of Burnham Beeches Estate, Alfred Nicholas Gardens has extensive water features with waterfalls, an ornamental lake and the famous boat house.

Mt Dandenong > Free Public Garden

William Ricketts Sanctuary

CLOSED. A place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways.

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