Working Bees

Upcoming events

    • Mon, February 04, 2019
    • Tue, April 30, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • ROSE CAFE, 25 RAILWAY PLACE, FAIRFIELD, VIC

    We have a small surplus of apples, and are selling them via the Rose Cafe in Fairfield. $6 per kilo.

    Warning - there may or may not be apples available.


    Tuesday 5 Feb - Lord Suffield ( excellent cooker) and Pink Lady available.


    Further information 0449 508 318

    • Sun, February 24, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pettys Orchard Heritage Apple Collection. Bookings Essential.
    • 20
    Register
    Come to Pettys Orchard in Templestowe to sample the seasonal flavours of the Heritage Apple Collection at an Apple Tasting afternoon at 5 PM.

      Approximately 15 varieties available for tasting. These will be early-season apples - rarely seen! Orchard tour included. Event runs for approx. 2 hours. Further details emailled after registration and payment.

    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 17, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Down's Farm, Old Wells Rd, Seaford. Bookings Essential.
    • 36
    Register
    Come to Down's Farm, in Wells Rd, Seaford to sample the seasonal flavours of the Petty's Orchard Heritage Apple Collection at an Apple Tasting afternoon at 5 PM.

      Approximately 15 varieties available for tasting. These will be apples that are rarely seen! Orchard tour included. Event runs for approx. 2 hours. Further details emailed after registration and payment.

    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 at Pettys, and to the development of Down's Farm. 




    • Sun, March 24, 2019
    • Rippon Lea, Elsternwick. Bookings Essential.
    HFS will again be running apple tastings at Rippon Lea, Elsternwick, in conjunction with the National Trust, on Sunday March 24th.
      Approximately 12 varieties available for tasting. Orchard tour included. Event runs for approx. 1 1/2  hours.

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

    Entry fee of $20 includes entry to Rippon Lea gardens. Please book at https://www.ripponleaestate.com.au/event/heritage-apple-day/





Past events

Sun, February 03, 2019 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, January 16, 2019 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, January 06, 2019 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, January 02, 2019 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, December 19, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, December 05, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, December 02, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, November 21, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, October 17, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, October 07, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop and Society AGM
Wed, September 19, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, September 05, 2018 Grafting session/workshop at Pettys
Sun, September 02, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, August 15, 2018 Grafting/potting workshop
Sat, August 11, 2018 Scion And Tree Sales Day
Sun, August 05, 2018 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Wed, July 04, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, July 01, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, June 03, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, May 16, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, May 06, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, May 02, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, April 22, 2018 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Wed, April 18, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, April 08, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop - NOTE ALTERED DATE
Wed, April 04, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, March 21, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, March 18, 2018 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 04, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, February 18, 2018 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, February 04, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, January 24, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, January 14, 2018 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, January 10, 2018 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, December 13, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, December 03, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop - CANCELLED
Wed, November 29, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, October 01, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop and Society AGM
Wed, September 20, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, September 06, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, September 03, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sat, August 12, 2017 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Sun, August 06, 2017 Grafting And Tree Sales Day
Wed, August 02, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, July 02, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Wed, June 21, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Wed, June 07, 2017 Collection Maintenance & Discussion
Sun, June 04, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sat, April 22, 2017 Apple tasting - Petty's Orchard
Sat, April 22, 2017 Apple tasting - Petty's Orchard
Sun, April 02, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
Sun, March 26, 2017 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Rippon Lea, Elsternwick
Mon, March 13, 2017 Heritage Apple Tasting @ Pettys Orchard
Sun, March 05, 2017 Orchard Maintenance Workshop
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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