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Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

Large Camellia 2nd Oct 2017
from Parks Victoria
 
Hellebores 2nd October 2017
from Parks Victoria
 
Last of the Cherries 2nd Oct 2017
from Parks Victoria
 
Sunday
from Jozef Farkash
 
Sunday
from Jozef Farkash
 
First day of October
from Jozef Farkash
 
First day of October
from Jozef Farkash
 
First day of October
from Jozef Farkash
 
First day of October
from Jozef Farkash
 
Reflection in the small lake
from Jessica Campbell
 
Rhododendron
from Tetra Lindarto
 
Groundcover
from Tetra Lindarto
 
The bird
from Tetra Lindarto
 
Magnolia
from Tetra Lindarto
 
Spring Daffodils
from Tetra Lindarto
 
Autumn Colour 1 May 2017
from Tetra Lindarto
 
Multiculture works!
from Josef Franek
 
Waiting for cherry blossoms
from Josef Franek
 
September Beauty
from Josef Franek
 
Magnolias in September
from Josef Franek
 
Cherry blossoms
from Josef Franek
 
Lakeside
from Greg Virgona
 
Lake reflections
from Greg Virgona
 
Autumn vista
from Greg Virgona
 
Autumn
from John So
 
Autumn color
from John So
 
Autumn color
from John So
 
Cherry Autumn Leaves
from John So
 
Cherry Tree 27th September 2016
from Parks Victoria
 
Cherries in Autumn
from Parks Victoria
 
Rhododendron Altaclarense
from www.gowildimages.com
 
National Rhododendron Garden
from www.gowildimages.com
 
Exploring the gardens during Autumn
from Parks Victoria
 
9/12/2014
from Ola Spring
 
9/12/2014
from Ola Spring
 
9/12/2014
from Ola Spring
 
9/12/2014
from Ola Spring
 
9/12/2014
from Ola Spring
 
The lake in winter
from Lesley Butler
 
The lake
from Lesley Butler
 
Large Leaf Rhododendron
from Parks Victoria
 
Garden
from Wayne
 

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  • During peak periods overflow parking is available at the football oval, Olinda Golf Course and Olinda Community House. at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, Thursday 28 September, 2017

Park Statistics

  • Established:May 1990
  • Area:36.2ha
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing

The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (formerly the National Rhododendron Garden) is 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 garden is open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the garden 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 day a week from 2 September to 3 December 2017 from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

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

Dogs

Dogs and other pets are not permitted.

Garden Explorer

The Garden Explorer has ceased operations for this season.  It is anticipated that we will be able to offer a similar service for Spring 2018. Check here for further details in 2018.

Accessibility information

Parks Victoria is progressively updating accessibility information for visitors on this website. Information for people with disabilities visiting the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden 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: Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, 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: Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden, 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 Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden 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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