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Some Parks & Gardens in the Dandenongs

Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Alfred Nicholas Gardens
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Burnham Beeches Estate

This lavish estate was built for Alfred Nicholas (developer of Aspro) and his family. It exudes 1920s chic and you would not be surprised to see a Hispano Suza glide up the driveway with young men in boaters and young ladies with parasols. The Alfred Nicholas Gardens (see left) with their extensive water features are open to the public.

Sherbrook Road, Sherbrook
10am - 5pm daily

(See also the Nicholas Building - the city 'skyscraper' built for Nicholas)

National Rhododendron Gardens

Home to the Australian Mountain Ash - the world's largest flowering tree, these gardens feature a huge range of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas and daffodils.

10 am - 5 pm daily
The Georgian Road, Olinda

Other Gardens & Arboreta

The R.J. Hamer Arboretum (Chalet Road, Olinda) features European American and Asian trees, while the Mt. Dandenong Arboretum (Ridge Road, Dandenong) features rare conifers from the Southern Hemisphere. The George Tindale Gardens (Sherbrook Road, Sherbrook -  Me ref 75 J2) and the Pirianda Gardens (Hacketts Road, Olinda) both blend exotic plants with the native trees

All 10am - 4.30pm daily
Karwarra Australian Plant Garden

Karwarra

An Australian Plant Garden devoted to displaying the diversity of Australian plants in a landscaped setting. It features one of the largest ranges of Australian plants in public gardens with many rare and unique species

Karwarra
Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama
(Mel ref 120 B9)
Enquiries: (03) 9728 4256
10am-4pm Tue-Fri
1-4pm, weekends & public holidays

 

Westgate Park Open Day

A low footprint BYO event: BYO picnic, coffee & water

Enter the park via Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne, (not Todd Road).

Guided rides to the park leaving from Hortus 13-141 Harbour Esplanade Docklands, (near the cow up tree) at 10am and 12pm Register at www.thesqueekywheel.com.au or just ride along and stop a while ample free parking at the end of Lorimer St (avoid Todd Road roadworks)

11am to 3pm, Sunday 21st September

Westgate Park, Lorimer Street, Port Melbourne -

Bleak House Rose Gardens

Bleak House gardens were established by rosarian Susan Irvine in the early 1980's. The gardens have now grown to fifteen acres, including groves, orchards, various water features and in roads of hedging roses . Refreshments are available in the garden conservatory. Irish donkeys love the attention of visiting children. Entrance fee $5.
10am to 4pm, Sat, Sun & Mon (Nov to April)

 

166 De Graves Mill Dve - Malmsbury

Bundoora Park

A large park featuring historic Cooper's Settlement, a wildlife reserve, children's adventure playground, picnic reserves, an urban farm and an 18 hole golf course.Public transport access by tram 86 - stop 61 in Plenty Road.
Sunrise to Sunset

 

Plenty Road, - Bundoora
(Mel ref 19 F4)Enquiries: (03) 9462 4079

 


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