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Watch the gardens explode in colour as thousands of flowers bloom each spring. Autumn, meanwhile, sees deciduous trees painted every shade of gold and crimson.

National Rhododendron Garden

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Kurume Bowl part in flower 4 October 2016

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Cherry buds as at 19th September 2016

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Cherry Vista 7th September 2016

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Cherry buds as at 7th September 2016

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Daffodils and Cherries August 30th 2016

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Cherry Grove Autumn

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Cherries in Autumn

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Exploring the gardens during Autumn

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The lake

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Visitor information

The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around.

When not in bloom,  you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds.

Opening hours

The National Rhododendron Gardens are open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the gardens is free.

The garden may close during dangerous weather conditions, high fire risk or for major works. Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

Parking

During the busy spring period, parking on weekends is limited and parking on The Georgian Road is unsuitable and may, in some instances, be illegal and result in a fine. There is additional parking available at both the Olinda Recreation Reserve on the corner of The Georgian Road and Olinda-Monbulk Road, and the former Olinda Golf Course site on the Olinda-Monbulk Road. Both these sites are within a two minute walk of the main entrance and are more suitable than the narrow/gravel The Georgian Road. 

Café Vireya

Café Vireya, managed by SkyHigh Mount Dandenong, has been newly renovated and is open for business 7 days a week (weather dependent).   

For further information and opening hours contact SkyHigh Mount Dandenong at www.mistatolinda.com.au/cafe-vireya.aspx


Garden Explorer 

The Garden Explorer has ceased operations for Spring 2016.  Information about a service for Spring 2017 will be updated on this page once confirmed.


Accessibility information

Parks Victoria is progressively updating accessibility information for visitors on this website. Information for people with disabilities visiting the National Rhododendron Gardens is available in the Accessibility section of this page.

How to get there

The park is located 500 metres from the Olinda township along the Olinda – Monbulk Road. Turn into The Georgian Road. The car park entrance is 50 metres on the right. Melways reference 66 K6.

Weddings

Thinking of holding a wedding ceremony or taking wedding photography in our gardens?  We have a variety suitable for all celebrations: National Rhododendron Gardens, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, George Tindale Memorial Gardens, Pirianda Gardens and R J Hamer Arboretum.

Contact us by email GardensWeddingsBookings@parks.vic.gov.au or ring our friendly staff for further information on (03) 8427 2087. 

Events

Thinking of holding a special event in our gardens?  We have a variety suitable for all celebrations: National Rhododendron Gardens, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, George Tindale Memorial Gardens, Pirianda Gardens and R J Hamer Arboretum.

Contact us by email GardensWeddingsBookings@parks.vic.gov.au or ring our friendly staff for further information on (03) 8427 2087. 

Should you be looking for a venue for your function, Mist at the National Rhododendron Gardens offers personalised service for all your catering needs. 

For further information visit Mist at Olinda: www.mistatolinda.com.au 

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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Facilities Summary

  • Kiosk
  • Visitor centre
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark
  • Sealed carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

May 1990

Area

36.2ha

Contact information

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