Dear Festival Supporter,

We hope you can join us to celebrate the Aboriginal cultural heritage and environmental values  of the Mullum Mullum Creek Valley at the 18th Mullum Mullum Festival.

Over two weekends in April and May, the Festival will once again present to you an exciting selection of over twenty expert-lead walks and presentations that will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation of our beautiful native bushland.

The program will start off this year on the night of the 28th of April with a spotlight tour in search of nocturnal wildlife.

This will be followed by the opening of the Festival with a celebration of Aboriginal culture on Sunday the 29th of April at Yarran Dheran Reserve.

This day will also include nature walks in English with Mandarin and Arabic interpreters, a guided walk on aboriginal use of indigenous plants, Aboriginal craft workshops and talking circle, music performances, displays and food.

We are looking forward to hosting eighteen experts on the 5th and 6th of May who will present and lead walks on a range of topics.

Full Details found here – Mullum Mullum Festival

Help Wanted – Maroondah Bushland Treasures

Dear Heathmont Bushcarer – Your assistance required.

 As part of Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures Day (Saturday, February 17 at Maroondah Access Gallery – Federation Estate – please see Ruth Jackson Flyer) Heathmont Bushcare has been invited to set up a display table.  This is a great opportunity to promote the group and our good work!

 NB The display table needs to be set-up before 10.30AM and there is one free invite available to the event, although the catch would be staffing the display table during the lunch break.

 Please call us via our email address

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Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures


 Friday 19 January to 9 March 2018
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 

Saturday 3 February 10am to 2pm

Saturday 17th February 10.30pm to 3.30pm                          

Come and see this significant collection of over 90 original works featuring native varieties of orchids, lilies, wildflowers and fungi, offering viewers an insight into the beauty of the natural world. This is a ‘not to be missed’ exhibition.

 Some of the exhibition feedback so far


“Wow!! What a fantastic show”

“Fabulous, never knew we had so many incredible species in Maroondah”

“A wonderful eye opener to the splendours of nature captured by one who obviously has wonderful vision”

Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures Day!

Saturday 17 February
10:30am to 3:30pm
Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood

FREE and open to all ages
As part of our current exhibition Drawn from the Collection: Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures by botanical illustrator Ruth Jackson we welcome you to join us for what will be a fascinating series of talks about Maroondah’s Bushlands. Hear from the experts about the fascinating plant life of native orchids and the ecology of our local environment while learning from local conservation groups about what measures can be taken to protect our bushland treasures.

10:30am Maroondah’s bushland management
Derek Ashton (Bushland Management Officer, Maroondah City Council)

11:30am Orchids through history: what can we learn from them?
Dr Graeme Lorimer, local environmental scientist with a specialisation in the flora, fauna and ecology of Maroondah and surrounding areas.

12:15-1:15pm – Lunch  available at Maroondah Federation Estate Café

1:30pm Wildlife in Maroondah
Peter Rogers, Ringwood Field Naturalists 

2:30pm Threats to Maroondah’s bushland: keeping ecosystems healthy 
Peter Goegan, specialist in Maroondah’s local natural environment

For Bookings and more information please contact: / Ph: 9298 4553



Merry Xmas and Happy New Year

To all our members we wish you all the best for the Festive Season.

Thank you for all your support over 2017, its been a great year for Heathmont Bushcare.

Our website will take a break over December and January and we will be back in February 2018 with our Calendar and Events scheduled for 2018.