George Tindale Memorial Gardens

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

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George Tindale Memorial Gardens

George Tindale 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 Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Set under the canopies of stunning Mountain Ash Trees, this cool climate garden is sure to delight. A charming, intimate oasis of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, fuchsias and hydrangeas will be easily recognisable to the garden enthusiast.

With each season producing stunning new blooms and ever changing colours there is reason to visit year round. Ruth Tindale’s meticulous planning ensured that plants can be found flowering in the garden virtually every day of the year. Acquisition of the garden by George Tindale introduced a scientific and educational focus that reflected his interest in extending knowledge of horticulture.

Enjoy a stroll through the garden, stop for a picnic, take in the bird song and admire the sculptures on permanent display including two by Ruth Tindale, former garden owner.

Opening hours: George Tindale Memorial 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.

Things To Do

 
George Tindale Memorial Garden

Enjoy a picnic

Enjoy a picnic on one of the lawns surrounded year round with stunning flowers. Shade from the trees provides a cool climate to escape the heat from the city and relax amongst some stunning nature.
George Tindale Memorial Garden

Friends of George Tindale Memorial Gardens

Get involved and join the Friends of George Tindale Memorial Gardens. Find out more at https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/Volunteer/
Park bench on a lawn surrounded by trees and shrubs

Weddings

Thinking of holding a wedding ceremony or taking wedding photography in George Tindale Memorial Garden? The gazebo and lawns are available for hire. Find out more about wedding permit applications and guidelines at www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/events-and-filming-permits/weddings
The lake and linking bridge at Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

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.
A man with an afro wearing a leather jacket and woman wearing a cream knitted jumper walk past a tree with splendid autumn leaves.

Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

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.
Sculpture by William Ricketts

William Ricketts Sanctuary

Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, featuring extraordinary sculptures of people and animals half-hidden in the natural environment, just waiting to be discovered.
Pirianda Gardens

Pirianda Garden

With magnificent views and a backdrop of ever-changing colours, photographers and bird watchers are in for a treat at Pirianda Garden, while the lawns are perfect for spreading out with a picnic feast.

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:

Crimson Rosella

Tours and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know the all best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

The garden is located at 33 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke. Limited car parking is available nearby the main entrance, on Sherbrooke Road and Braeside Avenue.

When to go

Escape the city heat with a visit shaded by the canopy of Mountain Ash trees. View the marvellous collection of hydrangeas showing off their many shades of blue. Lilliums, fuchsias and summer-flowering perennials are a colourful delight.

Need to know

George Tindale 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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    'Fulcrum 2000' sculpture - restricted access

    Public access to the east lawn of the George Tindale Memorial Garden is currently restricted.  This lawn includes the Fulcrum 2000 sculpture, which recently developed a fault.  The structural integrity of the sculpture may be compromised, which could impact public safety.

    Please observe all on site signage and barricading and do not enter the restricted area.

    Ongoing engineering assessments are continuing.

    Opening hours

    George Tindale Memorial Garden is open 10am to 5pm every day except days of Total Fire Ban and Severe Weather events. Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

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