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January (now Sunday15th) 2023 Event – Walking Tour of Heide Gardens

By November 27, 2022January 11th, 2023No Comments

Note: change to the Herb Society of Victoria walking tour of Heide event this weekend.

Please be advised that we have decided to move this walking tour of the Heide gardens from Saturday to Sunday because of the heat. Meet at the same time (10.30am).

Apologies for short notice and we hope you will be able to make it Sunday.   If you are planning to come, can you please email and with your name and a contact mobile (if you haven’t already) in case we have any issues on the day.

hope to see you Sunday.

Where:  Gardens of Heide Museum of Modern Arts, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen (website )

When: Sunday 15th January

Meet Time: 10.30am

Meet at:  Heide Entrance via the carpark.

Driving: Free parking on site

Public Transport: Train (Hurstbridge line) to Heidelberg station and bus #903 (Moordialloc bound) to Heide. Disembark at the Bridge Street/Manningham Road stop. Walk to Heide through Banksia Park, via pedestrian path next to the Helmet sculpture

Morning: Come on guided walks with HSOV member Elsie Carter of the walled garden, original kitchen garden and the wild garden.  Elsie has an intimate knowledge of the gardens and some of it secrets.

Lunch: BYO lunch or buy a bite.  The Heide Cafe has closed and is now a full restaurant. There is a coffee cart with light snacks and drinks.

Afterwards: walk around the sculpture park or optional visit to the art galleries and exhibitions.

Cost: Gardens and HSOV guided tours are free. No charge for the tours. Galleries around $20

Booking: Please advise your intention to join us for a great day out via email or contact Meridith or Elsie.

Heide was the home of John and Sunday Reed from 1934, who established a renowned artist retreat and gardens on an old dairy farm in Bulleen. The household and their contemporary art collection outgrew the old farm house, and commissioned an art gallery/ living space for their new home on the grounds. The property was purchased by the state government to be a legacy for modern art in 1981. Heide also boasts several very different gardens, including the walled garden wild garden, kitchen gardens and the sculpture park. The gardens fell into disrepair and were nearly lost.  HSOV volunteers were instrumental in saving and restoring these gardens through the 1980’s with many of the ancient roses still thriving.  More recently artist gardens have also been established.