Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Working Bee dates for 2019

Our Sunday working bee dates for 2019 are


  • Sunday 31 March 2019
  • Sunday 28 April 2019
  • Sunday 26 May 2019
  • Sunday 30 June 2019
  • Sunday 28 July 2019 National Tree Day
  • Sunday 25 August 2019
  • Sunday 29 September 2019
  • Sunday 27 October 2019
see our calendar for more details



Monday, June 11, 2018

Vale Val Crohn

Val Crohn, Philip Crohn's mother, passed away on 23 May 2018.  Philip is one of the founding members of the Friends of South Surrey Park.

You are invited to celebrate the life of Val Crohn at the Balwyn Community Centre

412 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills Melway 46 F8

From 2pm on Saturday 16 June.

Please call Philip  98363329 if you need more information.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday working bee in South Surrey Park weeding out Oak seedlings

Sunday 29 October 2017. We pulled out a lot of tiny Oak seedlings that were sprouting from acorns under Oak trees and also did some weeding up near Delta Street.

Our thanks to students and parents for Carey who participate again.







David Beardsall planted a Willawa tree - Brachychiton rupestris grafted on to Brachychiton populneus rootstock (Kurrajong)







Sunday, August 28, 2016

Working bee near Verdun Street, 1200 plants in!

The working bee of Sunday 28 August put in around 1200 seedlings along the embankment down from the playground and the sides of the creek.  A committed group of twelve kept going until nearly all the plants were gone.

Adrian's powered hole digger certainly speeds things up.

It was quite a long site so we had two planting parties quite separate from each other.

A special mention for Suet Mon and her son Thomas, who is in Prep grade - both worked very hard the whole morning.

We finished, as usual, with a well earned morning tea.