Braidwood Country House & Garden Weekend

Visit an array of country gardens and historic houses in charming Braidwood.

Situated in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, midway between Bateman’s Bay and Canberra, historic Braidwood is listed on the Register of the National Estate and was the very first town to be listed on the NSW State Heritage Register.

Located within the Yuin Nation, on Walbanga Country, Europeans arrived in the 1820s and the town was surveyed in 1839, taking its name from a major landholder, Dr Thomas Braidwood Wilson. Gold was discovered in 1851, tripling the population and transforming the town. Many goldrush buildings survive to this day, making the town an ideal base for exploring the region.

Now, the region is renowned for the production of fine wool, beef cattle and fat lambs. Mining has recommenced and the town’s colonial charm has attracted a wave of new residents.

Experience this charming town for yourself as you explore historic houses that will transport you back in time and stunning gardens bursting with autumnal colour.

Timings:

  • Saturday 4 May, 10am – 4pm (optional light lunch at Braidwood Services Club provided by the local CWA available upon booking)
  • Sunday 5 May, 9:30am – 1pm

Among the significant properties to be visited on the weekend are Mt Elrington (1827), the 1839 Nithsdale and the 1842 Bedervale, designed by John Verge, with much of its original furniture vested to the care of the National Trust of Australia (NSW) still in place.

Women’s Committee Inspections and Events.

 

Images: Bedervale, Braidwood; Bedervale dining room. Photographer: C. Shain

 

Please note:

This is a self-drive event. Details of the houses and gardens to visit will be provided to ticketholders before the event.

Uneven terrain may be experienced, it’s recommended participants consider this before booking.

 

How to book

Tickets: Members $165, non-members $195 + booking fee. Optional light lunch $25.

Book via Eventbrite to secure your spot.

 

Enquiries

Contact Jane Griffiths on (02) 93632401 or email lindesay@nationaltrust.com.au

 

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