$10, Booking Required


Sun 20 Mar
10:00 am – 12:00 pm


South Melbourne BEE Gardens
Moray Street & Cobden Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia


Accessible bathroom Wheelchair Access

Yellow admiral butterfly, one of the many visitors to our gardens. Photography by Emma Cutting.

Open Nature: The Heart Gardening Project – guided walk and book talk Past Event

Presented by Open House Melbourne

Presented by The Heart Gardening Project, Open House Melbourne.

The Heart Gardening Project is a community initiative bringing humans and nature together joyfully through street gardening. Join Emma Cutting – founder of The Heart Gardening Project (THGP) – for a special guided walk of community gardens in the City of Port Phillip and a Q+A session reflecting on the Melbourne Pollinator Corridor handbook. The book, which acts as an accessible guide to gardening for native bees and street gardening, will be available for sale on the day and can also be purchased in advance from THGP’s website. All proceeds go to the not-for-profit community organisation.


Emma Cutting

Emma Cutting is a wife, mum, amateur naturalist, amateur plantswoman, pianist, teacher, author and avid street gardener. She loves learning, looking at ways to change broken and sick systems, all of nature, using her macro lens to stare at insects and their microworlds for hours and gardening in the rain. She aims to take her frustrations and channel them into creating as much positive change as possible.