Popular for walks and picnics, the George Tindale Memorial Gardens is a hill top garden for all seasons. It contains a marvellous blend of exotic plants, surrounded by scented gum trees and under a canopy of Mountain Ash. The garden was created by research scientist George Tindale and his wife Ruth, who purchased the property in 1958.
Today the garden is a reflection of George and Ruth Tindale’s vision of having a garden displaying something of interest all year round. The garden contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation which are thriving in acidic soils, cool temperate climate and shaded conditions found in the Dandenong Ranges. Extensive collections of magnolias, rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, fuchsias, bulbs and hydrangeas will be easily recognisable to the garden enthusiast.
If you’re considering a visit to the George Tindale Memorial Gardens, continue reading below for what to see and do as well as the seasonal highlights for the season that you planning your visit.
What to See and Do at George Tindale Memorial Gardens
- The national registered hydrangea collection of common and unusual shrubs, climbers and tree-like specimens
- The sculptures on permanent display in the garden, of which two pieces are the works of Ruth Tindale
- The Mature canopy of trees including the native Mountain Ash and the Monkey Puzzle on the front lawn are complemented by detailed plantings
Seasonal Highlights at George Tindale Gardens
Spring bursts forth with a myriad of flowers from rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias whilst the flowering bulbs in the rock garden are not to be missed.
Summer is cooling, with a marvellous collection of hydrangeas showing off their many shades of blue. Lilliums, fuchsias and summer flowering perennials are a colourful delight beneath the shady canopy of Mountain Ash.
Autumn shocks the senses with gold, red, orange and burgundy foliage on the many mature trees. Nerines, Autumn crocus and other bulbs will remind you that spring is not the only season for bulbs.
Winter will quietly expose the flowers of the Lenten Rose or Hellebore beneath other winter flowering shrubs.
George Tindale Gardens Opening Hours
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day
George Tindale Gardens Address
33 Sherbrooke Rd,
George Tindale Gardens Entry Fee
George Tindale Memorial Gardens Map