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Dandenong Ranges National Park

The prime scenic attraction of the area has to be the stunning Dandenong Ranges National Park. Nestled in the picturesque suburbs of the Dandenong Ranges in...

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges Gardens

The Dandenong Ranges region boasts some of the most beautiful gardens in Victoria all nestled within a stunning natural landscape.

From large forested areas to lavender farms and from cherry blossoms to rhododendrons, there are beautiful gardens which can be enjoyed in all seasons.

Dandenong Ranges Gardens, Wedding Spots, Parks & Playgrounds, VIC

To see some of the most beautiful forested areas, head to the Dandenong Ranges National Park which boasts five main sections; Doongalla Forest, Ferntree Gully, Sherbrooke Forest, Olinda Forest and Mt Evelyn Forest. The Dandenong Ranges National Park boasts a number of picnic grounds and scenic spots for visitors to visit as well as a number of picturesque walks and hiking trails.

For those looking for beautiful flowering plants at all times of the year, head to the National Rhododendron Gardens. This serene setting houses a variety of colourful blooms; including azaleas, cherry blossoms, camellias, rhododendrons and daffodils. The garden is great at any time of year, however becomes especially beautiful in September and October when most of the flowers are in bloom.

If you are looking for somewhere to take a relaxing stroll, try the RJ Hamer Aboretum. With a gorgeous backdrop of the Silvan Dam and the verdant forested areas of the Dandenong Ranges, the R.J Hamer Arboretum provides a breathtaking setting great for relaxing walks and picnics. The garden is known for its exotic plant varieties and stretches over 120 hectares.

Don’t forget to check out the William Ricketts Sanctuary where you will find 92 sculptures that represent the essence of the Aboriginal culture, lifestyle and spirituality. Also, the Warratina Lavender Farm is a family owned and operated lavender farm that is certainly worth a visit.

Click the links below to explore the full range of gardens you can enjoy in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Dandenong Ranges National Park

Belgrave, VIC

The prime scenic attraction of the area has to be the stunning Dandenong Ranges National Park. Nestled in the picturesque suburbs of the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne, this National Park is 39km east of the Melbourne...

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Sky High

Sky High

Mount Dandenong, VIC

Whilst visiting the wonderful Dandenong Ranges, you should make sure to set aside some time to visit Sky High, a delightful restaurant located on Mount Dandenong. The Sky High Restaurant and lookout is located less than...

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William Ricketts Sanctuary

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mt Dandenong, VIC

The William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges is an amazing setting where you can relax and enjoy an array of activities. This peaceful refuge is set adjacent to the forest-clad hills of Mount Dandenong and on...

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National Rhododendron Gardens

National Rhododendron Gardens

Olinda, VIC

The National Rhododendron Gardens is a popular destination located in the Dandenong Ranges. This serene setting houses a variety of colourful blooms; including azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and daffodils. With an...

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Emerald Lake

Emerald Lake

Emerald, VIC

Emerald is a beautiful scenic location in the Dandenong Ranges; known for its gorgeous lake and a number of scenic attractions. Located between the towns of Cockatoo and Belgrave, Emerald is easily accessible from any...

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Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke, VIC

The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is a great venue for all nature lovers. Located in Sherbrooke, these gardens are home to magnificent shrubs, flowering plants, and majestic Mountain Ash trees. Whether you’re...

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Warratina Lavender Farm

Warratina Lavender Farm

Wandin North, VIC

Nestled on a picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, the Warratina Lavender Farm is a family owned and operated lavender farm that is truly worth a visit. Visitors can browse through the lavender...

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Rj Hamer Arboretum

Olinda, VIC

The Dandenong Ranges is one of the most popular and scenic destinations in Victoria. The R.J Hamer Arboretum in the Dandenongs is one of the most amazing and unique gardens located in this region. With the gorgeous...

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Tim Neville Arboretum

Tim Neville Arboretum

Ferntree Gully, VIC

Located on Dorset Road in the Dandenong Ranges, the Tim Neville Arboretum is a popular playground for visitors to this area. The arboretum is essentially a fun-filled playground that is designed with children in mind...

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Coonara Springs

Olinda, VIC

Coonara Springs Restaurant, Gardens and Accommodation is one of the oldest restaurants in the Dandenong Ranges and is a major attraction in the region. Located on 7 landscaped acres, the property has extensive views...

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Cloudehill Gardens

Olinda, VIC

Cloudehill Gardens are a magnificent escape tucked away at the top of the majestic Dandenong Ranges and is a must-visit for both locals and visitors touring the region. The gardens are an all-seasons source of...

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Pirianda Gardens

Pirianda Gardens

Olinda, VIC

The Pirianda Gardens are known for being one of the most picturesque parks in Victoria. The terraced gardens are beyond compare, especially in autumn, as the leaves turn to stunning shades of red, orange and yellow. The...

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Kuranga Native Nursery

Mount Evelyn, VIC

Kuranga Native Nursery is home to many of the country’s most beautiful native plants and offers nature lovers the opportunity to purchase Australian fauna for their own garden. The nursery is also home to a cafe and...

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King Henry Arts Café

Sassafras, VIC

King Henry Arts Café is a family owned café located in scenic Sassafras, just an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD. The most interesting aspect about this charming café is that it is more than a hundred years old...

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George Tindale Memorial Gardens

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

Sherbrooke, VIC

The George Tindale Memorial Gardens is a popular public park which features a number of rare and native flora species. The soil at this park is acidic and rich in minerals, therefore many rare plants grow here without...

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Mount Dandenong Observatory

Mount Dandenong Observatory

Mount Dandenong, VIC

To get the most panoramic views of Mount Dandenong and its surroundings, visitors should head to the popular lookouts and the viewing points of the area. Much of the Mount Dandenong area is occupied by the Dandenong...

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Doongalla Homestead

The Basin, VIC

Doongalla Homestead is a delightful picnic ground tucked away in The Basin, and it is a tranquil attraction in the Dandenong Ranges. Come with a picnic, or take a quiet stroll at this historic landmark in Victoria. With...

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Mount Dandenong Arboretum

Mount Dandenong Arboretum

Mount Dandenong, VIC

Established in 1928, the Mount Dandenong Arboretum was created for the purpose of preserving conifers and deciduous trees that have environmental significance. At the outset, plants initially received at the arboretum...

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Hancock’s Daffodils

Menzies Creek, VIC

Hancock’s Daffodils are the secret ingredient to an enchanting Australian garden. Home to a spectacular range of garden daffodils, Hancock’s is a must-visit while in the Dandenong Ranges. Hancock’s Daffodils...

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Karwarra Australian Plant Garden And Nursery

Kalorama, VIC

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden And Nursery is an iconic attraction in the Dandenong Ranges and is home to hundreds of Australia native plant species. This makes it one of the region’s hidden gems, and an idyllic...

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Tesselaar Nursery

Silvan, VIC

Tesselaar Nursery is home to Australia’s most vibrantly coloured garden plants and offers a huge range of varieties for sale. The Tesselaar Nursery has been managed by the Tesselaar family for more than 70 years and is...

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Ferny Creek Horticultural Society Garden

Sassafras, VIC

The Ferny Creek Horticultural Society Garden is set on an expansive piece of land and is best known for its panoramic views of the region and its splendid walking tracks. The Great Dividing Range is a perfect backdrop...

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Burnham Beeches

Sherbrooke, VIC

Burnham Beeches is a legendary mansion tucked away in Sherbooke, about 40 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD. The exquisite mansion is in Art-Deco style, a type of architecture that emerged in the 1930s and has been...

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Marybrooke Manor

Sherbrooke, VIC

Marybrooke Manor is a resplendent guest house and wedding venue located at the edge of the idyllic Sherbooke forest. It is one of the most amazing wedding destinations in the Dandenong Ranges, and is has protected...

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