Union Street Gardens

Established gardens featuring shaded playground with accessible equipment (such as basket swings with rubber matting), a basketball half court, picnic tables and extensive lawns.

The Union Street Gardens are also home to the Malvern Tennis Centre and a cafe.


Originally the site of a dairy farm and orchard operating from 1859, Malvern Council acquired the land in stages, with the first parcel used as a depot.

Following a petition by ratepayers, Council acquired adjacent land in 1908 to create a public reserve. The children’s playground was opened in 1925, along with the first tennis courts. Further tennis courts and a pavilion were added the following year.

For more information, contact our Stonnington History Centre.

Public transport

The nearest public transport services are:

  • Tram route 6 along High Street
  • Armadale train station on the Pakenham, Cranbourne and Frankston lines.

Use Public Transport Victoria's Journey planner.


  • Your dog is allowed off-leash from 5pm to 9am.