Celebrating spring with tours of this historic cottage garden
It is over 180 years since the first Governor of Victoria and his family arrived in Melbourne. Discover how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor, lived with his family in his prefabricated house in early Melbourne and get a fascinating glimpse into family life at his ‘Jolimont’ estate, with his wife Sophie and their children.
Join us in celebrating Spring this year with tours of the cottage garden at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, & 3.15pm. Obtain a glimpse into La Trobe family life and enjoy the romantic garden re-created using plants available in the 1840s and 1850s.
In 2014, the cottage garden was awarded a Victorian Community History Award for Historical Interpretation.
La Trobe’s Cottage is open each Sunday, October to April, between 1pm and 3.30pm. The property will close at 4pm.