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.

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Cloudehill Gardens

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

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Karwarra Australian Plant Garden

The two-hectare garden is one of our hidden jewels featuring more than 1400 different species of native plants, a retail plant nursery and lovely views.

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Walking Trails.

Walking and hiking is popular in the Dandenong Ranges and it's not hard to see why. Waterfalls are easily accessible and the forests are magnificent with a range of animal and bird. There are tracks for all ages and abilities from the demanding 1000 steps to the Margaret Lester Walk, especially designed for the disabled.

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SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Enjoy the stunning views over Melbourne, get lost in the SkyHigh Maze, visit Percy The Possum’s House, the Australiana Tree and Giant’s Chair.

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National Rhododendron Gardens

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

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Pirianda Gardens

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

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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.

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Walking Trails & Waterfalls

Along all walking tracks are scenic views, native flora and fauna, some waterfalls and picnic areas. There are designated tracks for all fitness levels and abilities.

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