On WEDNESDAY 11th OCTOBER the beautifully restored and renovated Coonara Springs, Olinda is offering an exclusive dinner hosted by chef, Adrian Upward. Offering an insight into their history, garden restoration and working kitchen garden your tour will be followed by a beautifully crafted 3 course meal using local, seasonal produce. The perfect way to begin your Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges tour. Please call 03 9751 1686 or email  reservations@coonarasprings.com

to secure your place today, only 50 places available.
$50 per head

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Daily Garden Tours

Meet at Karwarra Australian Native Botanic Garden & Nursery each morning, and travel through the hills with expert guides for the day.

This exclusive event offers only 50 places each day.

Tour Deals

Includes each day: Gourmet picnic lunches set in our showcase gardens and elegant canapés and wine evenings. See below for tour requirements and inclusion details.

"Beautifully organised, terrific garden guide, welcoming hosts - feel very privileged. Will recommend"

CountryPlace Secret Garden Deal
Stay in the beautiful surrounds of Kalorama with picturesque gardens and award winning facilities. CountryPlace has teamed with Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges to offer visitors a twin share or double room, 2 course dinner and breakfast for two
$245 per night
Secret Garden Tour ticket additional $135 per day

Exclusive Dining Experience

Tickets On Sale Now - $135 per day

*Booking discounts apply for multi-day purchases on the full ticket price.

*For two day bookings apply promotional code '2days' and for three day bookings apply promotional code '3days'.

*For 6 tickets or more in one booking use promotion code 'azalea' for a 10% discount

Accommodation Deal

2017 Premier Tour Package

There is a range of accommodation options throughout the Dandenong Ranges providing special offers for guests of the Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges.

Important Tour Notes


Coonara Springs Exclusive Garden Dinner

Boutique Accommodation

Price Includes

​​Free parking at meeting point in Kalorama.

Transportation in air-conditioned coach
​Entrance fees to all sites
Lunch and refreshments (For special dietary requirements, please contact us after your booking is made and arrangements will be made to accommodate your needs for food and beverages. Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges cannot guarantee that traces of items which you may be allergic to, are not present in food or drink you are served, or other substances you may come into contact with.)

Price Does Not Include


Personal Spending Money for nursery visits. Not all sites will have credit card facilities.

Transport to meeting point in Kalorama each morning for 9.00am start.

Clothing Requirements
It is suggested good quality walking shoes are worn. Tours will continue each day regardless of weather, so please dress accordingly. A raincoat or waterproof jacket is suggested in the event of rain, use of umbrellas is cumbersome and difficult to manage getting in and out of the bus. October can also be quite warm, so it is advisable to bring a sun hat, sunglasses and sun cream.

Physical Endurance
It is suggested a good degree of fitness is required to manage the gardens in this tour enabling 1-2 hours of walking and 1-2 hours of standing on any given site. Steps or climbing slopes access many sites and some have uneven terrain. Seating and rest areas will be made available where possible. There will be limited access to toilets in some of the private gardens, however we will accommodate you where possible. Please ensure you can carry your own bags.

You will be welcome to take photos in all of the gardens on tour. If posting your images on social media, please be aware of other tour guest's privacy and seek permission. 

Refunds and Cancellations
Refunds and cancellations are not available on tickets purchased. Tickets are transferrable to another person; please contact us prior to allow time for the necessary documentation changes. 
The itinerary and presentations may change without notice. 
Secret Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings in the gardens or from the bus. 

Rachel, 2016 Secret Gardens Guest