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.

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

Linking paths through the garden take you beneath the canopy of the awesome Mountain Ash trees (Eucalyptus regnans). Many of the detailed plantings have been lost over the years but the structure of the garden remains and is emphasised by the many rock walls, waterfalls, upper pools and the magnificent lake.

Parks Victoria has undertaken a range of restoration projects, including the rejuvenation of the lake in 1997 which involved the rebuilding of the Blackfish Pond as well as repairs to rock walls and surrounding paths. This has dramatically improved the appearance of the area which is very popular for picnics, quiet contemplation and family gatherings.

Another point of interest within the Garden is the intriguing sculpture by Mark Stoner located next to the gazebo.

The Blackfish Pond
The blackfish pond, located 50 metres north of the main lake is fed by a small stream and thought to have been originally stocked with fish.

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens
1A Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke
13 19 63

Need To Know

  • Open Daily 10am - 5pm
  • Last entry is 4.30pm
  • CLOSED Christmas Day

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