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Family fun day at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

Friday 23 March, 2018


Parks Victoria is inviting families and children of all ages to the annual Family Fun Day at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly known as the National Rhododendron Garden) on Tuesday 10th April 2018 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

The Family Fun day will feature lots of hands-on nature activities for children including the Great Garden Hunt, Andy’s Antics, BirdLife Australia and Plastic Bag Free Dandenong Ranges.

Food and drinks will be available on the day with profits supporting a local school and the CFA.

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is a unique ornamental garden featuring a rare collection of exotic plants surrounded by a stunning mountain ash forest.

With such a wide range of flower and tree species, the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden experience is different every season making it a great place to visit at any time of year.

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is located on The Georgian Road, Olinda. (Melway Reference Map 66 K6)

For further information visit www.parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

The following quotes are attributable to Parks Victoria Area Chief Ranger Craig Albiston:

“The Family Fun Day at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is a great and inexpensive school holiday outing for the family to enjoy get involved in nature play, relax, and explore.”

“There will be lots lot of fun, creative and educational activities for kids to engage in and it’s a great opportunity to immerse you in the sounds of the local bird life and the spectacular autumn colours of the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.”

“The best part of family fun day is that it’s a great opportunity to get you and your family into the great outdoors and enjoy one of Melbourne’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. It’s not only great fun, it’s good for you too.”

“There is plenty to explore in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden including the impressive new lookout at Serenity Point where you can experience scenic views across the Yarra Valley to the Warburton Ranges.”


Media enquiries
Jarred Parsons
8427 2403

Parks Victoria media centre