RPPG Working Bee 18 Nov 10am

At last an opportunity to work in the park again!

When: Wednesday Nov 18th

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Where: Meet at the Walmsley House, 161 Gatehouse St, Parkville (Royal Parade end)

BYO gardening gloves, water bottle, hat, sunscreen.

We will either work in the nursery compound or remove old tree guards in the park 

We will have up to 10 people in a group to comply with restrictions.

Covid-19 precautions will apply, including 1.5m distancing, hand sanitising and definitely do not attend if you have any coronavirus symptomseven mild, fever, headache, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, chills, body aches or  diarrhoea.

RPPG Working Bees


Working bees in Royal Park are held regularly.

When: first and third Wednesdays of each month

Time: 10am -12noon.

Where: Meeting place will be Walmsley House unless otherwise advised.

Closer to the date the task and location will be advised.

These are held in concert with Friends of Royal Park and Serco.

BYO water bottle and gloves

Working Bee – 21 August 10am

The next working bee will be at the Brens Remnant Native Vegetation site.

When: Wednesday 21 August

Time: 10am-12noon

Where: Meet at St Georges Grove, Parkville West

Hope you can come help plant these special species there are a few hundred to plant!!

Contact for more information:

Chris 0437 925 553 (SERCO)

Kaye friendsofroyalpark@gmail.com (FoRP)

Anne 0412 279 156 (RPPG)

Paul 0401 99 2000 (RPPG)

Working Bee 17 July

The next working bee will be:

When : Wednesday July 17

When: 10-12noon

Where: Meet at Walmsley House

This time we will be removing tree guards to newly established plants.

Recognition for Paul Prentice


One of our committee members, Paul Prentice was acknowledged this week at an event at Government House.

Paul has been recognised for his efforts in litter removal services across the Merri Creek catchment being nominated by Councillor Jackson of Craigieburn Council.

Paul has previously received the Dame Phyllis Frost award as part of Keep Australia Beautiful.

Well done Paul.

General Members Meeting 22nd March

Special Meeting – Plan Ahead, Put it in Your Diary!!

We are able to confirm that Roch Desmier de Chenon will be the speaker at our General meeting on 22nd March.

Roch will talk to us about native bees.  Roch is an internationally recognised entomologist and former Professor of Entomology

If you were able to attend the Insect survey you will have met Roch as he introduced us to the bees in the native garden.

Date: Thursday March 22nd

Time: 7pm

Where: Walmsley House, Australian Native Garden, 161 Gatehouse Street Parkville

Do join us for a most informative evening and a light supper.

A Poem for our Park…..

If in New York the cry would be

Leave our park alone; it belongs to me.

We seem so lax and careless too

In stopping developers from what they would do.

This amazing space that is Royal Park

Must be saved from intentions dark.

Our forebears had vision, they set aside

this great open space; acclaimed with pride.

But each development project whatever its worth

Willingly claims this supposed free earth.

But parkland is priceless; of value so great

We must stand up to secure its fate.

Use your park; join a group; speak up for its future

Remember our lives are inextricably linked to open space and nature.

……with thanks to Anne Phefley

Insect Survey 25 Nov 10am

Do you want to know more about our native bees?

Come along to an insect survey on:
When : SATURDAY NOV 25TH, 10am-12noon
Meet : Walmsley House – Australian Native Garden Royal Park 161 Gatehouse St Parkville

ALL WELCOME (See brochure)

Hosted by Friends of Royal Park, Parkville and Serco