Alfresco afternoons at Retford Park

Enjoy Christmas drinks, a late afternoon stroll through the formal gardens, beautifully decorated house interiors and relaxed Christmas shopping at stunning Retford Park.

This special series of alfresco afternoons are available on the following dates:

  • Thursday 9 December, 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday 10 December, 4pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 16 December, 4pm – 7pm
  • Friday 17 December, 4pm – 7pm


Alfresco Afternoons at Retford Park are a special way to have pre-Christmas catch up with friends: drinks on the front verandah of the striking Victorian Italianate mansion and a stroll through the formal gardens in the cooler evening air.
Inside, the house will be beautifully decorated and styled for Christmas by Coty Farquhar, creative director/stylist and founder of Styling Magazine Australia.
The shop will be open for shopping and browsing a gorgeous range of gifts, including books, gardening accessories, luxury soaps and skin care, quirky toys and homewares.
‘x pollination’, the latest exhibition by Artists of the Round Yard, will also be open for viewing in the White Cottage.


Tickets: National Trust members $27, general admission adults $38, concession $30. Advance tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Includes a glass of sparkling wine and canapes, access to house (ground floor only) and gardens, White Cottage exhibition and shop.

Enquiries: Please contact the Property Manager, Ann Frederick via



Plan your Visit

Retford Park


1325 Old South Road, Bowral
(See directions above)

02 4861 1933
Entry Fees:

Garden Visit - Timed Entry: (Bookings are essential)

Opening hours: 10am to 4pm (last session 3pm)

National Trust members - FREE
Adults - $15
* Concession - $10
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)
Family- $35

Bookings are essential. There is no food and beverage service on site, we recommend packing water, snacks and lunch for your visit.

Tour of the House & Garden Visit - Timed Entry: (Bookings are essential)
3 tours per day: Tours commencing at 10.30am, 12.15pm & 2pm.

National Trust members - $17
Adults - $28
* Concession - $20
(* Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.)

Please note: To ensure we can manage timed entry and safe physical distancing, we are asking visitors to pre-purchase tickets via Eventbrite. Booking fees will apply.

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