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Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

The Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges is a tour event which takes visitors to some of the finest private gardens in the Dandenong Ranges.

Many of the gardens on the tour are not open to the public, so this specialised tour is the best way to be able to see many of these beautiful private gardens.

Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges 2018 Dates, Times & Address

These tours run in the Spring months, so you will get the very best of the flowering season in Melbourne. You will be guided by an expert tour guide who will be able to educate and inform you about the many varieties of plants and trees in these gardens.

Run over a number of days, these ours will attend a variety of different gardens visited each day. Some of the gardens visited in previous years have included: Midgarth (Olinda), William Ricketts Sanctuary (Mt Dandenong), Ferny Creek Ornamental Gardens, Beechmont (Olinda), Mernda Heights (Olinda), Coonawarra (Sassafras), Cloudehill (Olinda), Hillangully Homstead (Olinda) and Nobelius (Emerald). You can opt to purchase a tour for 1, 2 or 3 days and the tours will typically visit 4 gardens each day.

The tours are limited to only 50 places per day, and you will be taken between locations on an air-conditioned bus. Your tour will include lunch at a restaurant and refreshments as well as entry to each of the gardens. Please note that the tours do not include accommodation costs.

The tour requires participants to be able to walk and stand for 1-2 hour periods, although there will be places to rest as presentations and talks are being given. There are steps in some of the gardens as well as some uneven terrain, so participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes.

The tours depart from Olinda each morning, and those taking the tour need to arrange their own transport to and from Olinda each morning. The tour departs at 9am each morning.

So come along to the Dandenong Ranges and visit some of the most beautiful gardens hidden away in this picturesque location.


17-20 Oct & 24-27 Oct 2018

Event Times

Meeting point at 9.30am for a 10am departure


Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery


1190-1196 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
Kalorama, VIC


$135 per day


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