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Upcoming events

Follow your waste tour

Ever wondered what happens to your rubbish and recyclables once they have been collected? Want to discover how to recycle old items from the house and shed? Join Boroondara Waste and Recycling Centre Coordinator Sam Di Giovanni and see the Centre in action.

When: 10am to 11.30am, Saturday 16 August

Where: Camberwell

Bookings essential

Book now for the follow your waste tour

Maranoa goes WILD with Wild Action

Take a walk on the 'wild side' with Chris Humfrey and the Wild Action Team.

In a truly unique wildlife experience you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal to some amazing Australian animals. Bring a picnic and spend quality time with the family in the beautiful Maranoa Gardens. 

When: 12pm, Saturday 23 August

Where: Maranoa Gardens, Parring Road, Balwyn

BYO picnic lunch, blanket, chairs

Bookings not required

For more information call the Parks and Gardens team on 9278 4595.


Preparing for summer heatwaves

Being comfortable over summer while saving money and being environmentally friendly is easier than you might think.

Join our expert from Positive Charge to find out practical and simple ways to make your home a pleasant retreat from the summer heat. 

When: 7pm to 9pm, Tuesday 9 September

Where: Camberwell

This event is not yet open for bookings - be the first to know and sign up for our e-newsletter.


Maranoa goes WILD on World Parks Day

Celebrate World Parks Day with the family at Maranoa Gardens. Be mesmerised and charmed by the Orbweavers with their beautiful music and songs evocative of Merri Creek and the natural environment.

Kids, be entertained by The Connies. Become absorbed by their stories about local wildlife and collect their beautiful nature themed swap cards.

When: 12pm, Saturday 20 September

Where: Maranoa Gardens, Parring Road, Balwyn

Food will be available at the event

Bookings not required

For more information call the Parks and Gardens team on 9278 4595.


Sustainable gardening

Our expert presenter will discuss how to have a healthy and thriving garden to meet individual needs.

Covering topics such as integrated pest management, plant choice and position you will need to book in quickly as this is one of our most popular workshops.

When: 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday 8 October

This event is not yet open for bookings - be the first to know and sign up for our e-newsletter.

 


Maranoa goes WILD with Avatar in the Gardens 

Kick back with friends and family for a relaxing and fun evening. Experience Twilight at Maranoa Gardens with this special open air cinema screening of Avatar. Bring a picnic dinner, something to sit on and immerse yourself in this unique experience.

When: 6pm onwards, Saturday 18 October

Where: Maranoa Gardens, Parring Road, Balwyn

BYO picnic dinner, blanket, chairs

Screening begins at dusk

Bookings not required

For more information call the Parks and Gardens team on 9278 4595


Water wise gardening

This workshop covers a range of water saving options for your yard, without sacrificing your garden.

Touching on range of solutions from quick and easy to longer term, no matter what size your backyard this workshop could be invaluable in the lead up to summer. 

When: 1pm to 3pm, Saturday 8 November       

This event is not yet open for bookings - be the first to know and sign up for our e-newsletter.