Alowyn Gardens and Nursery

See & Do

The purpose of the gardens at Alowyn is to provide an informative and educational experience for anyone interested not only in gardening, but also the enjoyment of a beautiful garden. It has been designed with shade and comfort in mind. Plant names are on view to educate and inform visitors about the gardens.

Alowyn Garden is designed along strong symmetrical lines that become blurred by the softness of the spaces and the grace of the trees, within an area of approximately seven acres.

There are seven clearly defined areas within the gardens, a perennial border, a silver birch forest, an edible garden of generous proportions, a parterre garden and a number of display gardens.

The formal parterre garden leads you through to a series of smaller courtyards and display gardens. Through all these areas runs a wisteria and rose covered archway 100 metres long with a sunken garden and a classical fountain as a centrepiece.

Visitors exit the gardens through an extensive plant nursery full of great plants, many of which feature in the gardens. The nursery tend to favour heat tolerant and frost hardy plants as they recognise the climate is changing towards extremes of temperatures.


  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Cafe
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Kiosk
  • Parents Room
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Picnic Area
  • Food and Refreshments


  • COVID Safe
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Free Wifi


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
1210 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, 3775, Australia