The Victorian Garden of Remembrance is situated within the Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Melbourne. The original garden was opened in the early 1960s and was extended in 1988. The extensions were officially opened by the then Minister for Veterans' Affairs, the Hon. Ben Humphreys MP, on 3 March 1989.
The Victorian Garden of Remembrance has a plaque capacity of 70,000.
The entry building houses the register books which list the wall and row number of each plaque.
When first entering the garden, the visitor will see, towards the rear, the large granite stone which bears a commemorative plaque collectively honouring all those whose names are inscribed in the garden. On each side of the pathways are walls bearing plaques commemorating individual veterans.
Midway, between the entrance and the commemorative stone, a path leads into the extended Garden of Remembrance. A little way along is the plaque marking the dedication of the extended garden.
The visitor proceeding through the garden will walk through the European Sunken Garden, which is bounded by a covered pergola, then on to an Australian Dry Creek Bed and the Asian Garden. The European and Asian gardens symbolise the main theatres of war in which Australians served during the First and Second World Wars and subsequent conflicts.
The Victorian Garden of Remembrance earned a nomination in the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award programme.
Within Springvale Botanical Cemetery , Princes Hwy, Springvale
Open 7.15am to 5pm, 7 days during winter and 7.15am to 6pm, 7 days during summer
Office open normally 7.15am to 4pm, Monday to Friday + Anzac Day and Remembrance Day
Assistance available, tours with notice
Shelter & seating
Plaque location register
Normally, service on last Sunday before 11/11.