This artwork by Kerrie Gottliebsen features the McKay Memorial Gardens. The gardens are of great historical significance as they are the earliest example of an industrial garden in Victoria and the only heritage listed garden in Brimbank.
The gardens were established in 1909 for the HV McKay workers, who lived in the surrounding areas and enjoyed it along with their families and other local residents. The Gardens have played a significant role in the social history, relating to manufacturing in Brimbank and in Australia. Today the gardens remain as a key remnant of the early years of Sunshine.
The Friends of McKay Gardens have been instrumental in bringing about the restoration of the gardens and take an active role today.