The Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens is a magical stop off after you've eaten at the Piggery Cafe next door (and you can walk off all that food)!
The descent into the gardens and the lake at the bottom is best done down the garden steps if you are able, stopping off at the pavilion for a 'breather' if required. Once at the lake level, the paths are all flat and meander around the lake providing stunning views of water reflections and Japanese bridges (although these were closed on our last visit but on other visits we could wonder over them). There's scattered seating to take in the views and reflect on the beauty.
The gardens are best viewed in Autumn when the true colours show their beauty. Photo opportunities are everywhere! But all the other seasons are magic too.
We highly recommend this for children who don't tire easily. At various stages we've had a child that has had to be carried back up to the top - difficult when you've done the hard part of the journey down and need to make it back up to the car)! The walk isn't really suitable for prams either. Pop your baby in an ergo or carrier and you'll be all set to go.
Parking is opposite the gardens and it's free entry.
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens
Sherbrooke Rd, Sherbrooke VIC 3789