Working Bees

Upcoming events

    • Sun, March 05, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard

    We will be checking the watering system and various other maintenance tasks. Possibly grass cutting by mower and whipper-snipper. Some weeding in the nursery. We may lift some nursery trees for planting in the orchard. Discussion and planning over coffee.

     Work with our experienced volunteers and learn some new skills.


    This is a free event. You do not need to book and no experience is necessary. Contact 0449 508 318 for further information.

    Coffee, tea and refreshments are provided.

    Wear sturdy boots and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen. If you wish, you can bring a pair of gardening gloves and your own secateurs, preferably with your name clearly written on them.


    Address: cnr Homestead and Monckton Rds, Templestowe, 3106 Victoria, Australia.

    • Mon, March 13, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard Heritage Apple Collection. Bookings Essential.
    • 19
    Come to Pettys Orchard in Templestowe to sample the seasonal flavours of the Heritage Apple Collection at an Apple Tasting afternoon over 2 hours from 4 PM.

      Approximately 15 varieties available for tasting. Limited quantities available for purchase. Orchard tour included.

    Come and try, perhaps for the first time, some of over two hundred varieties grown in the Heritage Apple Collection at Pettys Orchard

    All funds received go toward the maintenance and expansion of the collection
    • Sun, March 26, 2017
    • 11:00 AM
    • and 2 PM. Bookings via National Trust website
    • 40
    Come to Rippon Lea Heritage Trust mansion to sample the seasonal flavours of Heritage Apples at an Apple Tasting evening over 2 hours. Two sessions - 11AM and 2 PM.

      Approximately 15 varieties available for tasting. Limited quantities available for purchase. Orchard tour included.

    Come and try, perhaps for the first time, some of over two hundred varieties grown in the Heritage Apple Collection at Pettys Orchard and at Rippon Lea.

    All funds received go toward the maintenance and expansion of the collection at Pettys and development of the Heritage Orchard at Rippon Lea. Bookings through Rippon Lea, https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/event/heritage-apple-tasting-tours/
    • Sun, April 02, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard

    We will be checking the watering system and various other maintenance tasks. Possibly grass cutting by mower and whipper-snipper. Some weeding in the nursery. We may lift some nursery trees for planting in the orchard. Discussion and planning over coffee.

     Work with our experienced volunteers and learn some new skills.


    This is a free event. You do not need to book and no experience is necessary. Contact 0449 508 318 for further information.

    Coffee, tea and refreshments are provided.

    Wear sturdy boots and clothing, as well as a hat and sunscreen. If you wish, you can bring a pair of gardening gloves and your own secateurs, preferably with your name clearly written on them.


    Address: cnr Homestead and Monckton Rds, Templestowe, 3106 Victoria, Australia.

    • Sat, April 22, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • bookings essential
    • 20

    Our last tasting of this apple season. A selection of late-ripening apples - dessert, cooking anc cider. Taste 15 varieties over a 2-hour period in the beautiful surroundings of Petty's Orchard.. Orchard tour included.  Cost $15. Coffee and nibbles included. Booking essential. Further information  0449 508 318



Past events

Sun, February 12, 2017 Apple tasting - Petty's Orchard.
Sun, February 05, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Mon, January 16, 2017 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, January 08, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, December 04, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, November 06, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, October 02, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop and AGM
Sun, September 04, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sat, August 13, 2016 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, August 07, 2016 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, July 10, 2016 Plum scion collection
Sun, July 03, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, June 15, 2016 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, June 05, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, May 01, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, April 20, 2016 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, April 10, 2016 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, April 03, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, March 30, 2016 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, March 27, 2016 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 06, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, February 28, 2016 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Werribee Park Orchard
Wed, February 03, 2016 Field Trip - Budwood Collection
Wed, January 06, 2016 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, January 03, 2016 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, December 06, 2015 Orchard Maintenance, Netting
Wed, November 18, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, November 04, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, November 01, 2015 Orchard Maintenance, Pruning
Wed, October 07, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, October 04, 2015 Orchard Maintenance, Pruning, AGM,
Wed, September 23, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, September 06, 2015 Grafting clean-up & Orchard Maintenance/Pruning
Wed, September 02, 2015 Grafting clean-up & Orchard Maintenance/Pruning/Planting
Wed, August 12, 2015 Grafting workshop
Sun, August 09, 2015 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sat, August 08, 2015 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, August 02, 2015 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, July 26, 2015 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Wed, July 15, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, July 05, 2015 Scion Collection & Orchard Maintenance
Wed, July 01, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sat, June 20, 2015 No Working Bee this Saturday
Wed, June 17, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, June 07, 2015 Scion Collection & Orchard Maintenance
Wed, May 20, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sat, May 16, 2015 No Working Bee this Saturday
Wed, May 06, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, May 03, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Sat, April 18, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Wed, April 15, 2015 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Mon, April 06, 2015 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, April 05, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Wed, April 01, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Sun, March 22, 2015 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sat, March 21, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Wed, March 18, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Sun, March 08, 2015 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Wed, March 04, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Sun, March 01, 2015 Join in and learn - Orchard Maintenance
Sun, August 10, 2014 Grafting workshop and Tree sales day
Sat, August 09, 2014 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, August 03, 2014 Grafting workshop and Tree sales day
Sat, June 21, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, June 01, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sat, May 17, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, May 11, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, May 04, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, April 20, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sat, April 19, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, April 06, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, April 06, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sat, March 15, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, March 09, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 02, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, February 23, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sat, February 15, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, February 02, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, January 26, 2014 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sat, January 18, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, January 05, 2014 Working bee at Petty's Orchard
Sun, October 13, 2013 Apple Blossom Picnic
Sun, March 31, 2013 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 17, 2013 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 03, 2013 Antique Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
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