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National Rhododendron Gardens

The Georgian Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Beautiful and something for all

It was 'Rhody' time, with Azaleas out as well. Took a group of older ladies up to the gardens. Sun... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alison R
Melbourne, Australia
Autumn color

We had heard so much about these gardens and would love to return in Spring when the flowers are in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Melbourne, Australia
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“full bloom” (21 reviews)
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The Georgian Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was 'Rhody' time, with Azaleas out as well. Took a group of older ladies up to the gardens. Sun was shining and the gardens looked a picture with every colour you could imagine there. Entrance is free which is wonderful. Good on you Parks...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had heard so much about these gardens and would love to return in Spring when the flowers are in full bloom however it was impressive during Autumn with the trees displaying beautiful shades of bright orange, red & yellow leaves. We enjoyed seeing rosellas...More

Thank Chellemac
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This garden has beautiful colour in autumn, lots of local plants, different types of flowers and birds, could easily spot kookaburas and parrots around the trees. Great for a picnic or get the warm food and drinks from the cafe inside this garden.

Thank gabyzk
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the place during autumn when autumn leaves were in full display. Not much of flowers to see during this season, but the cool weather made it an excellent condition for a slow and peaceful stroll. The gardens are beautifully maintained. And entrance is free....More

Thank CeaserBoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a weekday during March. Although the flowers were not in bloom and the autumn colors did not appear as yet, the gardens were absolutely lovely and also have beautiful views over the surrounding landscape. We had a peaceful stroll and regretted not...More

Thank BertusJHB
Reviewed 1 week ago

With a drive of just about an hour from Melbourne, this garden is a must see any time of the year. We had not been up there in the Autumn so we went for a little trip on a lovely sunny day. The trees changing...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking around these beautiful gardens with their delightful Autumn colours and very pretty landscaping. A lovely place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Highly recommended.

Thank Maree M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a lover of beauti, this place is a must! Walk, snooze, play hide 'n' seek, picnic, cuppa's, relax under a tree...just a stunning place to come see!

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this time in autumn but the cherry blossoms in spring are also a hit. Free access and beauty all year around.

Thank Lebeq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the entrance is free. the parking outside is pretty limited (free). upon entrance there was a shop that sells some crafts and handmade items. the flowers and bushes outside was abundance. also got a map to follow. can choose to go to the more adventurous...More

Thank Fatynn S
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Ann A
When are the Gardens at their best?
15 September 2016|
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Response from ParksVictoria | Property representative |
Hi Ann, Spring is a great time to visit - the magnolias are at their peak and looking wonderful. Early rhododendrons and camellias are now in flower along with daffodils, proteas and hellebores. The cherry trees bloom... More
Alan K
Can you get there from the city without a car?
12 August 2016|
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Response from Margaret E | Reviewed this property |
I really doubt this - maybe a hire car or an organised tour
Madeleine S
I would like to know when are rhododendrons in full bloom. I have an oversees visitor and I would like to impress her with the miracle of the garden.
19 October 2015|
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Response from janet m | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the azaleas are amazing now and many of the rhododendrons are flowering. From now on is the answer. Enjoy.