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Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

Panorama
from Greg Virgona
 
Lake View
from Greg Virgona
 
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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Picnicking
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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 is open on Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am to 4pm, serving coffees, cakes, light lunches and ice creams.

  • Please note during the spring flowering season, Café Vireya is open 7-days a week (from 14th September to 24th November) 10:30am – 4pm.

For more information visit: www.cafevireya.com.au

Mist@Olinda

Mist@Olinda, a converted flower show hall, is a stunning venue located within the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.  Mist@Olinda is an ideal location for weddings, school debutant balls or formals, christenings or wakes, surrounded by wonderful photo opportunities in the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden.  The venue is well equipped with AV for corporate and conference events.

Managed by Essential Catering & Events, allow our team to assist with your next event.  Phone (03) 9761 4188.

For more information visit:  www.mistatolinda.com.au

Dogs

Dogs and other pets are not permitted.

Garden Tour

Parks Victoria is pleased to announce the commencement of a year-round Garden Tour experience at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden; an open-air electric people mover that can seat up to 13 people. The Garden Tour will commence on Monday 8 April 2019.

Discover the beauty of Victoria’s premier cool-climate botanic garden from the comfort of the open-air bus. Enjoy live commentary and stunning views as you wind your way through the picturesque landscapes of this 100-acre garden.

Garden Tour tickets are available from the Gift Shop or can be pre-booked by contacting the Gift Shop staff on (03) 8427 2087 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm daily).

Schedule and duration

MonthsSeasonDaysTours

December
January
February

Summer

Monday
Wednesday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
every 30 minutes

March
April
May

Autumn

Monday
Wednesday

10:30 am - 3:00 pm
every 30 minutes

June
July
August

Winter

Wednesday

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
every 30 minutes

September
October*
November

Spring

Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
* Also Sunday during October

10:30 am - 3:30 pm
every 30 minutes

* Times are subject to change

Pricing

Category Price per person GST inclusive

Adult

$10.00

Concession*

$8.00

Child (3-16 years)

$5.00

Family (2 adults and 2 children)

$25.00

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.

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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