Marysville Treasure Hunt & Picnic

Sunday 29 October

Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden,
Falls Road, Marysville
Picnic at Gallipoli Park (next door)

September is that ‘in-between’ month where new things begin. We come out of the dreary Winter chill to experience sun rays through the frost and cool afternoons of clear blue sky. The concept of new life that Spring seems to bring is also blossoming within our own little community this month with the Presentation Service. We also have a super-exciting adventure to Marysville planned for October 29 – an excursion to Bruno’s Sculpture Park, treasure hunt, service and lunch.

The Black Saturday fires of 2009 damaged many of Bruno’s sculptures. For the last few years, Bruno has been restoring and creating new sculptures, bringing a fresh start to his sculpture park.

Our day will begin there at 10.45am outside the Sculpture Park. We will have about an hour to wander through and take a look at all the sculptures and art… and even complete a treasure hunt! Afterwards, we will gather for a reflection and then a gourmet BBQ lunch in Gallipoli Park, a play and picnic area adjoining the Sculpture Park. The beautiful surroundings offer undercover picnic areas, short walks, a babbling brook and a fairly epic playground for the young ones (and those young at heart). The flying fox being something to entertain all ages! A beautiful, albeit slightly winding drive through Healesville and Fernshaw makes for a perfect Sunday outing.

Travel time is about 1.5 hours from Melbourne. The Rosa bus will be departing Bayswater at 9.00am and carpooling will be available from Bentleigh at 8.15am.

Everyone intending to come, please book with the Office to let us know how many to cater for and any special dietary needs. Also, tell us if you need a lift from Bayswater or Bentleigh when you book. Please RSVP by Thursday, October 26.

What to bring

A salad or something sweet to share; picnic rug, chairs, drinks, cutlery and crockery; your sense of adventure and inclination to relax. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.


We will be subsidising this event and so ask for a contribution of $10.00 per adult for food, entry into the Sculpture Park and the bus. There will be no cost for children. If you can contribute more that would be appreciated.

Jess Blackwell