About Our Group

The Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group is a small group of dedicated individuals who are interested in caring for the environment around Chandlers Hill, which is in the southern part of the greater Dandenong Ranges National Park.

We are always looking for new volunteers. If you are interested in helping out please contact us directly by email: contact

In 1990 Gordon Carter and Bruce Thompson, two Boronia residents who were concerned about the unchecked weed proliferation on Chandlers Hill, approached Parks Victoria and as a result the Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group was formed.

We normally work every Monday for 2 hours from 8.30am, except in January mostly because of the summer heat.

Our group aims to promote community awareness of the flora of the area, and so we have created a website which contains a plant list and an image library here. However, our main task is still the removal of environmental weeds (with much appreciated material support from Parks Victoria). The shaded area in the map below was our original work area, but we have since expanded the area eastwards to Tysons Track and southwards to The Boulevard.

mapChandlers Hill is located close to the outer eastern suburbs of Boronia, Ferntree Gully and The Basin in Victoria (Melway ref. 65 E10). There are various walking tracks which allow easy access to the hill and other parts of the national park. September and October are probably the best times to look out for wildflowers. Do not be afraid to walk off the beaten track occasionally. You never know what you might find.

field of lilies

A field of native lilies after some good winter rains. This picture was taken in November.

Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group members

Chandlers Hill Parkcare Group members with a Parks Victoria ranger in 2013.

Leader Newspaper article

Leader Newspaper article from some time in the early 2000’s.