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Birdwatching at Endeavour Fern Gully (2019)

vic 17 Nov 2019
Neil Shelley our experienced birdwatcher, will introduce you to the wonderful diversity of birds at Endeavour Fern Gully. Enjoy the tranquility of this exceptional site with the soaring Manna gums of this remnant bushland. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and bring binoculars if you have them.   TICKETS National
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Christmas at Labassa (2019)

vic 8 Dec 2019
Join the Christmas spirit at Labassa mansion with special performances by local groups, the Five Winds Quintet in the morning followed by the Elwood Community Choir and Friends in the afternoon. Seasonal treats available from 10.30am – 3.30pm in the Servants’ Hall. Self-guided tours of the mansion throughout the day.
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Garden Fair at The Heights (2019)

vic 26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Please note entry is a gold coin donation.  Attractions include: Activities for children, including making bug hotels with Barwon Valley Woodwrights (small fee for materials) Market stalls Plant sales and pre-loved garden book sales Farmers market (Sunday only) Honey tasting and beekeeping workshop Flower show (details below) Roaming music and
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Join the Gruffalo Trail at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 2 Aug 2019 - 30 Jun 2020
Pick up The Gruffalo Trail throughout all 14 acres of Rippon Lea Estate. Journey through the winding paths and gardens into a deep dark wood, and spot your favourite characters using the new augmented reality app. The interactive trail is included with garden entry to Rippon Lea Estate and is
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Labassa Mansion Tours (2019)

vic 9 Dec 2018 - 17 Nov 2019
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare
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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2019)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2019
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. There are a variety of activities throughout the day including treasure hunts, scrubbing the decks, pirate games and arts and craft. Join our Polly crew to discover what life was like on a
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Private Lives: Labassa’s Artists (2020)

vic 10 Jan 2020
Labassa has nurtured Melbourne’s artistic life for more than 130 years. From grand opera to punk rock, from surrealist film to ceramic sculpture, Labassa has embraced it all. In the 1960s and 1970s the mansion was home to an artistic community of painters, writers, actors and musicians who drew inspiration
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sic transit gloria mundi = thus passes the glory of the world

vic 5 Oct 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Three local artists have developed and produced artworks which represent original and individual responses to the early years of Barwon Grange house and estate. Ramona Watt, James Watt and Michele Watt have created works in a range of mediums and artforms including photography and assemblage, collage, embroidery, beading, mixed media, montage
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Talks with the La Trobe Society (2019)

vic 10 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2019
Secure your place at a number of talks presented by the La Trobe’s Society and learn more about Victorian colonial development and aspects of life in early Melbourne and beyond. Select your talk from the list below Tickets: Bookings are essential. Admission is $10 payable at the door (cash only, no
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