Mamma strongly believes that every autumn every Eastie needs to make at least ONE trip up to the Dandenong Ranges to experience natures finest display of colour! When the leaves start to turn the mountain glows and even simply driving through the hills is mesmerising.
George Tindale Memorial Gardens attest to this. Smaller than some of the other Parks Victoria gardens, this gem is brilliant for getting the family outdoors. Fields of leaves to gather and roll amongst, incredible climbing trees to explore and the rock. It is best not to tell the family that this one spins - let them uncover that one for themselves and watch them freak out when it moves!
The paths down to the lower sections are pretty steep and with some stairs in parts, is not too friendly for your pram. There is still plenty of beautiful gardens and lawns in the upper sections - just ideal for a slow grazing picnic.
Mamma's special mentions: Gardens and the hills go together like jam and cream. Check out some of the other magnificent gardens nearby: William Ricketts Sanctuary, The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens.
the nitty gritty
10am - 5pm
closed Christmas Day
public toilets - walking trails -
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33 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke
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