Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. Many travel across the world to visit this place time and time again.
Within the sanctuary grounds, there are over 90 different sculptures depicting the aboriginal people engaging with the earth in a pure forest setting. Carved into rocks and tree trunks that dot the paths flowing through the property, the themes in his artwork reflect his philosophies of connections with human, nature and the earth.
William Ricketts Sanctuary is not suitable for picnics. Nearby picnic areas are availalbe in the Alfred Nicholas Gardens and parts of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.