Botanical Calamity Studio

Type of space: Art Gallery, Design Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Multi-use Space, Photography and Film Location, Co-Working Space

    Botanical Calamity is a co-working studio located in Selby, in the Dandenong Ranges. Formerly the local mechanic garage, this light-filled open-plan space has been transformed into a creative hills hub surrounded by beautiful gum trees. We offer an inspiring, affordable, social yet professional working environment tailored to the needs of creatives and freelancers. The studio encourages interactions of diverse creative practices and opens up many opportunities for collaborations.

    Currently the studio is home to founders Lucy Hearn & Lily Zielinski of Peaches+Keen (, artist Miranda Skoczek ( and illustrator Andrea Innocent ( If you are a hills based creative/entrepreneur/small business owner/ writer/all-round-good-human etc we would love to meet with you to discuss how you could become part of our space. 

    Features include:

    • Individual work stations with the opportunity to partition work areas

    • Large customisable central work area available for workshops and events

    • The opportunity to use the space for exhibitions and collaborative creative events

    • Bathroom and kitchen amenities and facilities

    • 24 hour access

    • Open studio events

    • Lovely natural light

    • Internet and bills included in cost

    • Heating and air con

    • On site parking

    This is a pet friendly space and we are happy to discuss how your furry friend can also be part of our space.

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsGraphic DesignInterior DesignJewelleryOpenings/launchesPaintingPhotoshootsProject SpaceStylingWorkshops


    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 70


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance