Alfred Nicholas Gardens | Sherbrooke Dandenong Ranges
Looking for a relaxing day out away from the city? Grab the kids, pack a picnic and head down the Alfred Nicholas Gardens with the whole family. Enjoy a day together exploring through nature or relaxing by the lake just over an hour from Melbourne.
Alfred Nicholas Gardens – Dandenong Ranges
The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens are a great day out with the kids just outside Melbourne. Located in Sherbrooke in the Dandenong Ranges, the Alfred Nicholas Gardens are a nature lovers dream with native and exotic trees, picturesque waterfalls, and various picnic spots where you can sit and eat lunch with some of the most stunning views.
Exploring the Alfred Nicholas Gardens
Whether you visit in Summer or Winter there is plenty to enjoy in The Alfred Nicholas Gardens all year round. These memorial gardens are owned and operated by Parks Victoria. You can walk around the gardens without any tour as there is plenty of signage.
There are various linking paths, and several ponds with small bridges to cross over. You will find a variety of different native and exotic trees, and even come across some interesting wildlife.
Walking through the shady pathways covered by trees you can view the lake down the bottom with a reflection of the boathouse which will just take your breath away.
Family Day out in Melbourne
Perfect for the whole family, the Alfred Nicholas gardens are great for exploring with the kids. What better than to spend a day surrounded by nature, taking in all of the sounds and smells of these gorgeous gardens just outside Melbourne.
Whether you are on holiday in Melbourne, or you live in this amazing city, these gardens are definitely worth a visit.
There is plenty of room for kids to run around and burn off energy. Find the large tree in the middle of the gardens where they can enter and stand inside it, definitely a highlight of discovery!
When to visit the Alfred Nicholas Gardens
You can have fun exploring the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens any time of the year, but Autumn is a gorgeous time when you can witness the different shades of red, orange and yellow leaves falling from the trees.
Spring is also quite popular when the gardens are filled with a large variety of colourful flowers including azaleas and wildflowers.
There are plenty of things to see and do in and around the area as well so it is well worth the trip.
1A Sherbrooke Road
10am – 5pm every day except Christmas day.
The gardens may be closed during dangerous weather conditions so check on the day you plan to visit to confirm if they are open.
Directly across from the entrance of the gardens.
Wheelchair access in some of the top sections and down at the lake, but caution should be taken as paths can be steep and unsteady.
Things to do in Melbourne with Kids
The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens are a great day out with the kids just outside Melbourne. Find more information on their website.