Retford Park Bird Breakfast *SOLD OUT*

Join us for an early morning bird walk followed by a hearty breakfast (bacon, eggs, real coffee, poached rhubarb and yogurt). Our resident bird expert will help you identify your own list- perhaps pointing you in the right direction after hearing their calls.

Early morning at Retford Park is the best time of the day- crisp morning air, soft light with long shadows, and birds are busy greeting the new day. James Fairfax, the former owner of Retford Park was a bird enthusiast- the house still contains many of his bird books and artworks.

Over the last seven years, the garden team has focussed on increasing the bird population at Retford Park. Bird nesting boxes have been installed, safe water stations provided, native shelter belts planted, and habitat for invertebrates developed. Identification books are supplied; to date, our bird list has seventy species (including the spotted pardalote) observed in the garden and surrounding curtilage. Perhaps you can add to this list…



Cost $45, $35 National trust members. Click here to book.

Maximum participants 20.

Retford Park. 1325 Old South Road, Bowral.

Any questions contact Rick Shepherd:


1325 Old South Road, Bowral
Directions: Head up Merrigang Street from Bong Bong Street, the main street in Bowral.
Follow to the end of Merrigang and turn right at the ‘T’ intersection.
Watch for the Retford Park white gate, the second driveway on the left.


Open Gardens:
The gardens will open on the first weekend of each month from 10am to 4pm.

Please note: if the first of the month falls on a Sunday, it is that weekend that the garden and/or house is open to the public.

House Tours:
Tours of the house are available on the Open Garden weekends in February, May, August and September.
Bookings are essential.
The gardens are part of this ticket price - open from 10am to 4pm.

* Retford Park will also host a number of special events throughout the year – all will be listed on this page.*


Christmas and New Year
Australia Day
Anzac Day
Queen's Birthday

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