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Vegetation

Situated on a hilltop in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, these gardens are framed by the world's tallest flowering plant, the Mountain Ash, and set against a backdrop of the blue Australian Alps.

The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 3,000 camellias and 250,000 daffodils. In spring and autumn it is clothed in colour and perfume. The garden also features moorlands, rock gardens, fern gullies and sweeping lawns.

Animals

The Superb Lyrebird can be heard in the garden's gullies during winter and early morning visitors often spot this shy bird foraging in the garden, along with King Parrots and Crimson Rosellas all year round.

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