14th Annual Reid Open Houses and Gardens


Once again, the National Trust (ACT), in collaboration with the Reid Residents’ Association (RRA) and the property owners, will open three privately-owned houses and gardens from the 1930s in Reid’s Heritage precinct.  The houses and their gardens, which have not been previously opened, will be available for inspection.  Meet the owners and view inside the houses and also their gardens.  The properties comprise three circa 1937 Department of the Interior houses: two substantially renovated and extended homes and one near original 1937 home purchased from the government on 19 January 1960.

The ticket price includes:

  • a guided tour of the three houses and gardens
  • a copy of The Heritage of Reid by Shibu Dutta,
  • an introductory talk on the Reid Heritage-listed Housing Precinct by a Heritage architect,
  • a printed hand-out on each house & garden, and
  • a delicious afternoon tea at the Reid Pre-school, which first opened in 1944.

Walking between the three properties is involved on paved and unpaved surfaces, so good mobility and appropriate footwear is recommended.  Regrettably, the event is not suitable for children (adults only please).  Numbers are limited, so please book early.

Bookings are essential through the National Trust (ACT) office, open Tues to Thurs from 9.30am to 3pm on the 2nd floor of the Griffin Centre (Unit 2.03), 20 Genge Street, Civic, by telephone on 6230 0533 during office hours, or via email to Liz McMillan on info@nationaltrustact.org.au  Tickets cost $25 (Trust, U3A, Friends of the National Library, AGHS & RRA members) & $35 (non-members).  Most credit cards are accepted.

Bookings essential


Meeting point: Cnr Dirrawan Gardens and Currong St, Reid ACT 2612

02 6230 0533
[email protected]
Entry Fees:

$25 National Trust/Reid Residents Association/U3A/Friends of the National Library/Australian Garden History Society; $35 non-members

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