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Wetlands workshop

The Melbourne Water Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Discovery Centre overlooks the Edithvale Wetlands. They are a remnant of the once extensive and ecologically rich Carrum Carrum swamp, now recognised as a Ramsar site of international significance as a summer migratory bird habitat.
The visit will include a 2-hour session on the history, ecology and management of the wetland with a focus on wetland plants and how indigenous people used the wetlands. There will be time to explore the interactive displays and view information boards.
Those who wish to see more wetlands and water birds can bring a rubbish-free, packed lunch, then walk with Jacqui on the northern side of the road where there is deeper permanent water.
There are public toilets 300 metres south of the Centre, at the playing fields.
Please bring plenty of drinking water as there is none available on the site.

Presented by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.


10am to 12noon
Tuesday 24 November      


Meet at the Discovery Centre, Edithvale Rd, Edithvale (Melway 93 E7).
The carpark by the Discovery Centre is small, but there is another one 200 metres along at the other end of the wetlands. Carpooling is encouraged.

Public transport: the Discovery Centre is a 20-minute walk (or a bus ride) down Edithvale Rd from Edithvale Railway Station (Frankston line).


$15 Friends' Members
$20 Adult

Bookings / Enquiries 

Jacqui Sheppard
T 03 9772 4318

Christine Kenyon
T 03 9589 2154

Or via the booking form.

Bookings required