Go Green at Experiment Farm Cottage

Saturday 6 February 2021, 10am - 4pm

Sustainable gardening workshops set in a charming cottage garden with house tours, garden games, and a complimentary packet of heirloom seeds* for all visitors.

Come to the former home of the Colony Surgeon, John Harris, and learn to grow food and medicinal herbs no matter how big or small your garden, with three workshops throughout the day where you will learn how to make plant based medicines.

Join us in the beautiful courtyard garden of Experiment Farm Cottage built in 1834, and we’ll offer plenty of tips and tricks on how to get the best from your garden with minimal maintenance, watering and expenditure, all using natural, organic techniques.

Discover how a wide variety of plants from Europe and other continents, plus a few Australian native species, were used to treat ailments from bee stings to insomnia and fever. Then try your hand at making and sampling teas, ointments, tinctures and syrups made from plants found in the garden and enjoy fresh fruit on offer.


Tours of the cottage will also be available on the day; limited capacities apply, please enquire about times on arrival.

Plus there are plenty of outdoor games to keep the kids amused and all participants receive a free pack of heritage seeds* so you can go home and get started right away!

*Limit 1 packet per person.


Workshop times:
11am (1 hour duration)
1pm (1 hour duration)
3pm (1 hour duration)

You can sign up to participate when you arrive on the day.


Book your free ticket via Eventbrite by clicking here.

Celebrate history, our stories and create new memories in your own backyard.



Event program correct at time of publishing. Subject to change based on changing government COVID-19 regulations.

National Trust (NSW) 75 YearsThis event is occurring as part of the National Trust (NSW) 75th Anniversary Program.

Getting Here

Go Green at Experiment Farm Cottage


Experiment Farm Cottage
9 Ruse Street, Harris Park 2150

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