Interview with a Ghost Hunter

When you first meet Marcus Hicks, you would be forgiven for assuming he had just strolled out a nearby office for a quick bite of lunch.

Dressed in what would best be described as โ€˜work casualโ€™, his non-descript lavender v-neck jumper and tan chinos give no indication whatsoever that he has spent the morning crawling through derelict buildings chasing spectral beings.

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Next time you're on the hunt for the perfect picnic spot, pump out those road-trip tunes and head down to Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens - a beautiful and historical property only an hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD. Cultivated by the first producer of Aspirin in Australia, Nicholas travelled the globe tracking down exotic seeds and saplings to grow in the ornamental garden surrounding his mansion, Burnham Beeches.