A Glorious Garden
Over 150 Years in the Making.
In the heart of the Dandenong Ranges (well known for spectacular gardens) lies Panorama Retreat & Resort. In a glorious, mature garden setting. A haven for birdlife, native animals, bees and those fortunate to stay in the venue’s accommodation.
The Garden's History
The original white settlers, the Jeeves family, came to the Dandenongs in 1855. They established a garden that surrounded their Shiloah Guesthouse. To remind them of their homeland they planted many exotic trees such as chestnut, cedar, spruce, cyprus, linden and silver birch. Today these towering trees are a wonderful connection with the historic past of the property originally settled nearly 170 years ago.
A number of owners since that time have put their own stamp on the gardens. In the 1960’s the Hirsch family ran a small venue called Panorama Guesthouse which became a popular weekend retreat. Ben Hirsch planted many rhododendrons, magnolias, Japanese maples and azaleas.