Lumley Gardens

A dog-friendly park and children's playground with accessible equipment (such as basket swings with rubber matting) tucked behind Williams Street, Prahran.

With a BBQ area and ample lawns, Lumley Gardens are a favourite spot for locals to socialise, exercise their dogs and get some tree time.


The gardens are named after former Mayor of Prahran, William Benjamin Lumley (1878-1935), who purchased and then gifted most of the site to Council for recreation purposes in 1928/29.

 In the late 1940s, the park was used as a flower farm to supply all of Prahran Council with flowers for a time. 

For more information, contact our Stonnington History Centre.

Public transport

The nearest public transport services are: 

  • Bus route 603 along Williams Road
  • Tram routes 5 and 64 along Dandenong Road.

Use Public Transport Victoria's Journey planner.