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Suitable for picnics, social gatherings, weddings and other celebrations.

Surrey Gardens is heritage-listed and contains historical features.

The landscaped gardens provide a great backdrop to the stone cross (also known as a cenotaph), cannons and unusual artworks.

There are no toilets in Surrey Gardens.


88 Union Road, Surrey Hills 3127

There is limited parking on Norfolk Road and Union Road.

Union Station is the closest train station and a 6-minute walk (450 m away).

About the gardens

Few gardens can claim to be one of the first places in Australia to feature a First World War memorial, making Surrey Gardens unique.

It features a rare art nouveau artwork created by one of Melbourne’s pioneering wood carvers. It also has 2 cannons, affectionately known as ‘Brook’s Babies’ that commemorate the end of the Boer War. These belonged to Arthur ‘Empire’ Brooks and can be seen peering over the garden from the highest point.


Surrey Gardens has more history in its 1.4 hectare than any other park in the City of Boroondara. The gardens were originally designed by William Guilfoyle, who also designed Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. They feature a war memorial shrine and a stone cross (also known as a cenotaph).

Opened in 1917, Surrey Gardens had a thorough revamp in 2007. 

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