Alfred Nicholas Garden in Sherbrooke

Located in the original gardens of the historic Burnham Beeches estate on Sherbrooke Road and only 8kms or 11 minutes by car from Villa d’Amour, the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden in Sherbrooke is renowned for its extensive water features. 

The Memorial gardens commemorate Alfred Nicholas, one of the partners of Nicholas and Company, the developers of the well known medicine, “Aspro”.  You’ll notice a derelict building in the shape of an ocean liner situated on your left as you enter the gardens. This was once the country home of the Nicholas Family. Fortunately there are now plans to restore this magnificent building to its original grandeur.

Delightful all year round, you can choose your own adventure along the many linking paths beneath the canopy of Mountain Ash trees as you stroll through the tranquil garden. 

You can wander down to the picturesque lake for a picnic by the quaint boathouse or take a seat in the gazebo and admire the intriguing sculpture by Mark Stoner. Wherever you choose to explore, you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful landscape of delightful blooms and stunning foliage.

Autumn is a particularly stunning time of year to visit the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden as the kaleidoscope of colours of the mature English trees is truly a sight to see.

The gardens are now owned and operated by Parks Victoria and are open 7 days a week from 10am – 5pm. It is free entry to visit this garden.

Hint: Head to the Sherbrooke Forest parking area directly opposite the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden, park your car then simply walk across Sherbrooke Road and through the ornate gated entrance to commence your experience of this beautiful garden.

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