The Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden in Olinda is home to some of the most beautiful rock gardens, fern gullies and bountiful lawns. But it is more famously known for the brilliantly coloured blooms of over 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 3,000 camellias, 250,000 daffodils and countless cherries. 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. The 104-acre garden is within close proximity to the township of Olinda.
Where: The Georgian Road, Olinda 3788
When: The garden is open 10.00am to 5.00pm daily (last entry 4.30pm) except Christmas Day. Entrance to the garden is free. Note: The garden may close during dangerous weather conditions, high fire risk or for major works. Check current conditions on the day here.
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.
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