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Karwarra Australian Plant Garden

Announcement: Karwarra Garden is closed Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August 2016. Our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The two-hectare garden is one of our hidden jewels featuring more than 1400 different species of native plants, a retail plant nursery, community room and lovely views. Established in 1965, Karwarra is one of the few public gardens where native plants are used exclusively, giving visitors the opportunity to see how they can be used effectively as part of a landscaped garden.It is owned and operated by Council with support and assistance from the 'Friends of Karwarra' group.

Karwarra has a well stocked plant nursery and staff can assist with the selection of plants suitable to your particular needs.

A small function room is also available for community groups. BBQ's and picnic tables are also available at the Kalorama Memorial Reserve.

Opening Hours: 

Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday and Sunday 1–4pm. 

Closed on Total Fire Ban Days and during extreme weather. 

Entry is free. No pets.

Karwarra is located in the Kalorama Memorial Recreation Reserve.

Plant nursery

Karwarra also has a well stocked plant nursery with Australian native plants availabel for sale to the public.

Venue Type

  • Bushland Reserve
  • Parks & Gardens


  • Toilets
  • Rotunda
  • Shade Areas
  • Venue for Hire


1190-1196 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road (behind Kalorama Memorial Reserve), , VIC  3766

-37.816248, 145.381290
1190-1196 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road ,(behind Kalorama Memorial Reserve)
Kalorama  VIC  3766

Karwarra Australian Plant Garden

1190-1196 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road ,(behind Kalorama Memorial Reserve)
Kalorama  VIC  3766

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