KES activities and local environmental events:

Check out the calendar below for KES events, KES Nursery open hours and events, local Friends Group Activities and other local environmental events such as plantings, presentations, webinars, training, festivals, clean up days and more!


KES Autumn Planting Festival

Our Autumn festival has always been the highlight of the nursery year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID and to help keep everyone safe, this year we are doing things a little different.

This year's Autumn festival will last 2 months,: April and May. We wont have our usual live music, stall holders and kids activities, but we will have displays and discounts.

VIP Events

Sadly we had to put our VIP events on hold due to the pandemic, but they will be starting up again very soon with three events already confirmed (we are just finalizing details), so watch this space!

City Nature Challenge

City Nature Challenge 2021: Melbourne - Eastern Metropolitan Area

In 2021, eight Councils in Eastern Melbourne (Boroondara, Greater Dandenong, Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, Stonnington and Whitehorse) will join forces to participate in the City Nature Challenge for the first time! Help us compete with cities from around the world by taking pictures of wild plants and animals between the 30th April to the 3rd May 2021 using iNaturalist. Let's show the world the incredible biodiversity of Melbourne’s East.

During the 4-day window of this challenge, snap a photo of a plant or animal and upload it to iNaturalist making sure to include the location! The observations will automatically be pooled to this project so that we can compete with participants from cities all over the world!

Let's get out there and have fun! More information on the challenge can be found here:

Cover photo by Melissa Allen: Cyathea australis - Rough Tree-fern