Drawn from the Collection: Maroondah’s Bushland Treasures

By botanical illustrator Ruth Jackson, the exhibition is running from Friday 19 January to Friday 9 March.

Ruth Jackson, Banksia marginata 2002Exhibition opening

Date: Thursday 18 January
Time: 5:30pm to 7pm
Venue: Maroondah Access Gallery

The exhibition will be opened by the Mayor of Maroondah, Cr Nora Lamont and Dr Graeme Lorimer.

Ruth is a botanical illustrator who has lived most of her life in the Maroondah area. 

For more than twenty years she has worked as an environmental activist and has used her illustrations to help people become interested in local native plant life.

Visitors to this exhibition will see a large number of Ruth's original Illustrations, depicting Maroondah’s bushland species, for the first time. With native varieties of orchids, lilies, wildflowers and fungi, this special exhibition offers audiences an introduction to the intricate beauty of the natural world around them.

Ruth Jackson, Banksia marginata 2002

This exhibition is a combination of works from the Maroondah City Council Art Collection, existing works from the artist’s collection and works from private collections.

Exhibition activities

Join us for a special afternoon tea with the artist on International Women’s Day on Thursday 8 March at 3pm at Maroondah Federation Estate café.


Maroondah Access Gallery is located at Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood.

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.