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Significant Trees of Rippon Lea – a walking tour

The trees at Rippon Lea are an important part of the Estate’s history, with some dating back to the 1880s. This walking tour will provide a fascinating insight into the work required to manage and nurture this magnificent collection for the enjoyment of today’s visitors and future generations.

Rippon Lea Estate is a tranquil oasis in the heart of suburbia. Spread over 14 acres, the Estate’s beautiful trees give structure to the garden and provide a perfect setting for the Mansion and fernery. This living collection is as much a part of the history and enjoyment of the Estate as the buildings and furniture. The trees are part of the legacy of Rippon Lea’s original owner, Sir Frederick Sargood, who planted them knowing that he would never live to see them reach their full potential.

There is a bigger picture here too. As our cities grow and population increases, trees will have an important role in keeping our cities liveable, healthy, and clean. Led by one of our experienced gardeners, this tour will give a fascinating insight into the work required to nurture Rippon Lea’s magnificent living collection and the challenges we face to keep it growing for future generations to enjoy.

Adults: $15
Concession: $12
Children: $9
Family: $40
Member: Free!
Local Council Pass: $5

Celebrating 50 years of the Victorian Heritage Register 

Event dates

Event Details

Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick, Victoria


Entry fees:
Adults $ 15, Children $ 9, Concession $ 12, Family $ 40, Members $ Free
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-heritage-festival-significant-trees-of-rippon-lea-tickets-808530996977
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Paths may be slippery in wet weather and some ground is uneven. Please wear appropriate footwear. Disabled parking by prior appointment. Limited street parking.