Botanicals at Riversdale

'Botanicals' celebrates the artwork of Emily Rose Twynam with a new focus on her work inspired by nature, as well as bringing the gardens of Riverdale bursting into bloom throughout the house with floral art displays.

The gardens of Riversdale are a special place largely established by the Twynam family from the 1870s. The various plants and species were also an inspiration for the artwork of Emily Rose Twynam who lived at the property.

Emily drew beautiful illustrations of nature including some 140 drawings in six separate sketchbooks. These incredible artworks have been recently digitised and will be on show for the first time in Riversdale alongside original works, wood carvings and other works they inspired.

Elaborate flower arrangements will be on display throughout the house celebrating the joy of the gardens and the botanical objects of collection. A selection of textiles and clothing from the National Trust collection will also be presented highlighting botanical themes, with photographs showcasing the fashion styles of the Twynam family.


Artwork ©Stephen Robert Twynam Horn

Event details

Botanicals, on display from 10am -2pm on the 1st Sunday of every month from 2 October 2022 – 7 May 2023.


How to book your tickets

This display is included as part of General Entry tickets to Riversdale.

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Plan your Visit



2 Twynam Drive
Goulburn 2580 NSW


Open the first Sunday of every month from 10am - 2pm

(02) 4821 4741
Entry Fees:

Adults - $12
Concession - $10
Family - $34
Children under 10 and National Trust members are FREE

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