The Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Well-known for the gorgeous autumn colours and equally beautiful in the spring, the gardens are a special part of the hills. Paths wind down to the ornamental lake and, dare I say it, iconic boathouse. Alfred Nicholas is famous for the introduction of Aspro to Australia.

Areas of lawn for picnics and tables by the lake make this a super place for a day out. Public toilets at the top and middle sections.

Parking & Public Transport

There is a parking area opposite the gardens, it is a reasonable size but fills quickly in peak times. Public Transport is available:

  • Catch a train to Upper Ferntree Gully and a connecting bus towards Sassafras. Get off at the Sherbrooke Road stop and walk down Sherbrooke Road for 10 minutes or so and the gardens are on the left. A bus service does operate down Sherbrooke Road (it goes from Olinda to Belgrave) but it does not operate on Sundays.
  • Read more information on public transport in the Dandenongs here.

Get Driving Directions to Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Open from 10 am till 5 pm

Accessible in some areas from the top entrance and down to the lake, with caution and help as it is steep.

Dogs are allowed, on-leash

Map of the Dandenongs with Gardens, Walks etc.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens Sherbrooke, Dandenong Ranges

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens and Burnhan Beeches Estate, Dandenong Ranges