Once the sprawling estate of Alfred Nicholas and his family home, the Art Deco mansion, Burnham Beeches, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is a wonderland of beauty and surprises, now separated from the mansion by a cyclone fence.
The colours of the flowers are a vivid contrast to the reds and golds of the trees.
The walking trail leads down to the lake - a magical place of sights, sounds, colour, light and, quite possibly, fairy dust - all reflected in the tranquil waters.
Even the path is paved with gold - it must be magic! This time of year is great to visit, especially on a grey day - the colours seem to be more vibrant without a bright sunny sky.
Where: Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mt Dandenong
When: Daily, 10am–5:00pm
Why: parks, gardens, walks
How Much: FREE (you might like to drop a donation in the box, to help Parks Vic continue their fab work of caring for our beautiful parks and gardens)