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National Rhododendron Gardens

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The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. 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.

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Before you go
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Price & booking

Cancellation and booking policy

Garden Explorer mini bus offering 20 minute tour of gardens can be booked by groups. Garden Explorer ONLY operates mid September to mid November. For more information contact us.

More info

Local directions:

The Gardens in The Georgian Road, Olinda, are just an hour's drive from the heart of Melbourne (Melway ref: 66 K6). Visitors can travel by train to Ferntree Gully and bus to Olinda, and the Gardens are just a short stroll from the centre of this quaint hills town.

  • Café
  • Car park
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Picnic area
  • Shaded area
  • Shop
  • Walking tracks
  • Birdwatching
  • Self guided
  • Guided walks

Contact operator for further details.