Retford Park Parlour Series

James Fairfax AC was a gentleman of fine taste who adored entertaining at his fabulous Retford Park Estate.  In his honour, the National Trust and KP present the first ever special event in the quarterly the Black Tie Parlour Series - a stylish soiree set to bring pizzazz back to the parlour! 

Enjoy sparkling wines, cocktails and the beautiful sounds of local band, Trinity. With the lower floor of the main house and outdoor courtyard used as our venue, you will be guaranteed a night to remember – dancing in the Morning Room, quieter times in the formal sitting room or simply sit on the wide verandahs and take in the evening sky.


  • National Trust Members: $130
  • General Public: $145
  • Dress: Black and White Cocktail

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.*


December 25 2019.
All of January 2020.
Anzac Day, Queen's Birthday.

(02) 48611933
[email protected]
Entry Fees:

Open Garden entry fees:
Adults - $15
Concession (including children) - $10
National Trust members - Free
Family - $35

Open Garden and House entry fees: (Bookings are essential)
Please see link below in the ‘What’s On’ section.
Adult - $25
Concession (including children) - $18
National Trust members -$15

(Sorry, there are no 'House Only' tickets.)

What we offer: