HV McKay Memorial Gardens

HV McKay Memorial Gardens

These 100 year old gardens are of great historical significance as they are the earliest example of an industrial garden in Victoria and the only heritage listed garden in Brimbank. 

The gardens were created for the HV McKay workers, who lived in the surrounding areas and enjoyed it along with their families and other local residents. The Gardens have played a significant role in the social history, relating to manufacturing in Brimbank and in Australia. Today the gardens remain as a key remnant of the early years of Sunshine.

We have worked to rejuvenate these important historical gardens which has included the removal of the former bowling club, the redevelopment of the ‘South Walk’ area and ‘straight six’ pathways, interpretation signage, upgrading of lighting and the restoration of the entry pillars and gates, succession tree planting and upgrading of irrigation and garden beds.  

The beautiful gardens are a great place to take a stroll and learn about the history of Sunshine or relax on green lawns under the shade of the many majestic trees.

The Friends of McKay Gardens have been instrumental in bringing about the restoration of the gardens and take an active role today.

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