Open: Open all year round, see website for details. If desired, a guided tour is available.
120 Anderson Road
About 2 blocks from Sunshine Railway Station.

Contact: The President of the Friends of H. V. McKay Memorial Gardens - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Brimbank City Council on 9249 4000 to ask for the Manager of the Gardens.


Conditions: Tours can be arranged to suit your group’s interests and mobility. The Gardens have extensive concrete pathways and open grass spaces. Seating is available.

Details:  The Gardens celebrated their centenary in 2009 and they are of great historical significance as the earliest example of an industrial garden in Victoria. It is the only heritage listed garden in Brimbank. The gardens were created for and given to the H V McKay workers, who lived nearby and used them as a place of passive or active recreation. In their earliest days, the Gardens contained tennis courts, and a bowling green. Nowadays, the gardens are furnished with a variety of plants in beds of gardenesque style and large old trees. The S. S. McKay Memorial Medal is presented for special awards and aggregates at Garden Club shows, to honour Mr McKay’s 30 years of service to the RHSV. Samuel was a cousin of the McKay family.