Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in 1935 as the home of John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions.
Heide, as it is affectionately known, has built a national reputation based on the compelling lives of the Reeds and their central role in the development of modern Art in Australia. Inspired by the nurturing of the young artists of their generation – including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, John Perceval and Charles Blackman - Heide continues to support and promote the contemporary art of today through its exhibition and collection program.
Comprising 15 acres of gardens and parkland, the Heide site includes three separate gallery spaces, two heritage-listed kitchen gardens, a sculpture park and café.
The Bolin Bolin Gallery is a bright, airy and separate space in the Bulleen Art & Garden shop overlooking the Food Forest.
Approximately 8 exhibitions featuring sculpture, pottery, baskets, paintings etc by local artists are held each year.
Bulleen Plaza is a vibrant, undercover neighbourhood shopping centre that reflects the culturally diverse local community and is widely recognised for its particular strength in European specialty foods and it’s intimate atmosphere.
As well as a strength in specialty foods, the centre incorporates a range of goods including gifts, homewares, clothing, cafes and a major supermarket.
A great place to shop, Bulleen Plaza is heightening it’s profile as a meeting place, a centre for community activity and a mixed use venue due to the complementary facilities of a library, gym, childcare facilities and a medical clinic.
Monday – Thursday 9.00-5.30pm
Sunday FRUIT SHOP & BAKERY 9.00- 5.00pm
COLES open every day 7.00am till Middnight
The open space, playgrounds and picnic areas of Banksia Park make it a popular location with visitors of all ages. The park is perfect for cyclists, joggers, walkers and those who enjoy a breath of fresh air. Things to see and do - follow the Heritage Trail and learn about our history and special significance of the Aboriginal sites - view the plentiful water fowl in the wetlands - walk the Heidelberg Artists Trail - visit the Japanese Cherry Tree Grove - have picnic or barbecue Organised groups of more than 50 people require a permit from the park office. Heritage In 1841, a punt was installed on the Yarra River at the site of the bridge at Banksia Park. It opened the best route between Melbourne and the Bulleen-Templestowe area enabling the earliest Europeans to settle along the rich river flats. Banksia Park was the first part of the Yarra Valley Parklands to be opened to the public in 1978. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.
Situated at the confluence of the Plenty and Yarra Rivers, this 33 hectare park was an important meeting place for the Wurundjeri people. Birrarrung Park is a significant recreation space within the parks along the Yarra River, incorporating two large ephemeral wetlands. Several wood barbecues (wood is provided), picnic tables and shelters are available in the park. Fires are permitted only in the barbecues provided, and you are welcome to bring your own small gas barbecue. The toilet block at Birrarrung Park is wheelchair accessible. An adventure playground is available for children. There are 2.8 kilometres of flat sealed trails are suitable for skating, cycling and walking. Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.