Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens


Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wurundjeri People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Wurundjeri Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden is the original garden of the historic Burnham Beeches estate, renowned for its extensive water features. Delightful all year round, choose your own adventure along the many linking paths beneath the canopy of Mountain Ash trees as you stroll through the garden.

Make your way down to the picturesque lake for a picnic by the quaint boathouse, take a seat in the gazebo and admire the intriguing sculpture by Mark Stoner, or simply enjoy walking your dog (on lead) through the changing landscape of blooms and foliage.

Opening hours

Alfred Nicholas Garden is open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban, Severe Weather events and major works.

Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

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How to get there

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

The garden is located on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke. The visitor car park is across the road, opposite the main entrance.

When to go

Summer is the time to see hydrangeas, fuchsias, native ferns, rhododendrons and native terrestrial orchids.

Need to know

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

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    Urgent Tree Removal - Alfred Nicholas Garden Arboretum

    Parks Victoria values its native trees and seeks to retain them wherever possible.

    Independent arborists have inspected ten Mountain Ash trees within the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden Arboretum and found that their health and structure have been significantly compromised.

    The trees have all died due to a fungal disease.  Their brittle, dead limbs are now falling into the surrounding parkland and the trunks are progressively decaying.  The trees now pose an unacceptable risk to the public and as there is no suitable option to reduce the risk, Parks Victoria will remove these trees as a priority.

    Commencing Tuesday 14 March 2023, specialised contractors will begin the removal of dead scaffold limbs from the ten trees and clean-up of debris.  From 11 April 2023 (following Easter), the tree trunks will be removed.

    During the works period the Arboretum area of the garden (as shown on the attached map), will be closed to all visitor access (including the Arboretum lawn and Rotunda).
    The main visitor entrance (off Sherbrooke Road) and the main visitor trail that leads to the waterfalls, sunken path, lake and islands will not be closed or impacted.

    Parks Victoria will investigate options for suitable and appropriate tree replacement at this location as part of its ongoing revegetation program.

    Attachments: ANG Tree Removal Closure Map Mar2023 (272KB)

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