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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, Victoria 3789, Australia
+61 3 9757 7333
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Fresh air and a stroll through a very established garden in the hills.

What a wonderful experience strolling through the established gardens of this historic property... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia

Fantastic place to visit. Need to be ok on your feet as is a bit hilly. The lake was magical > we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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
+61 3 9757 7333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience strolling through the established gardens of this historic property. The backdrop of majestic gums adds to the experience of a splendid garden and gravel pathways. The lake towards the lower portion of the garden is also worth the stroll downhill, with...More

Thank chookiegirl1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit. Need to be ok on your feet as is a bit hilly. The lake was magical > we went in Autumn and the colours were gorgeous

Thank ingh255100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk even in winter. Easy walk down to lake. Great spot. Beautiful garden. Lovely family day out.

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a walk though these gardens and was suprised how beautiful they were especially the lake area. A must visit place if you are in the area. Well worth the trip

Thank Mugunda1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Alfred Nicholas Gardens last Friday morning. The Lake was absolutely beautiful with all the yellow gingko leaves on the trees and in the lake. I got there at about 9:30 am and there was no one there. Pure bliss for keen photographers....More

Thank Tiger L
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely garden with a lake in between and the autumn colors are too good to be missed. The small bridges add to the beauty of the garden. It's a bit far and getting by public transport is a bit of a pain....More

Thank shashi_shaw
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

A magical day to get lost in time wondering the beautiful gardens. Entrance is free and dogs welcomed. Amazing autumn foliage.

Thank leptir71
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

What difference does 3 weeks make? Heaps! Autumn brilliant red & gold hues were in full glory yday than 3 weeks ago when I visited on 23rd April. While maples' gold leaves cascaded down much to the delight of hoards of Asian visitors then -...More

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Lovely paths around a beautiful huge garden. Interesting history of the property. Very interesting history of the property worth asking about from a the locals . You'd want to be reasonably fit to walk the whole thing because of the hills; not suitable for elderly...More

Thank walkabout55
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Very pretty garden with the Autumn foliage. Lots of maintenence work at present but a great spot for a picnic in the sunshine.

Thank Robyn E
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Are you allowed to have a picnic next to the water?
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
Hi everyone, Just wondering if its worth visiting the garden is winter to get good photos? The Autumn photos look amazing but wasn't sure about winter.
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
Hi...Just wondering is there a cafe onsite ??
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.