National Rhododendron Garden

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National Rhododendron Garden

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Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.
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National Rhododendron Garden

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National Rhododendron Garden

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.

  • National Rhododendron Garden

    Opening hours

    The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden is open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm) except Christmas Day, days of Total Fire Ban and Severe Weather events. Entrance to the garden is free. Check current conditions on the day of your planned visit to confirm it is open.

    Cafe Vireya temporarily closed

    The third-party-operated Cafe Vireya (at the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden) is currently not operating during the current lockdown period.

    The DRBG gift shop sells takeaway ice-creams, water and honey; as well as click and collect nursery plants and wall art. 
    Call the Gift Shop (10am-4:30pm 7-days) on 8427 2087 for more information.

    Garden Tour not operating

    The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden's 'Garden Tour' shuttle bus is not permitted to operate during the current Victorian lockdown period.

    As per the State Government's Coronavirus roadmap, open-air garden tours can recommence when 80% of the population is fully vaccinated (expected from 5 November 2021).

    Please check the website for future operating details.

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