Saturday 13 March, 10am - 4pm
Visit this elegant, fully furnished Edwardian homestead, a glimpse into pastoral life including the cottage garden, the picking garden and the heritage rose garden - a jewel of Armidale.
Experience 19th Century pastoral life with a house tour where you will be guided round the ground floor of the former White family’s Edwardian mansion, elegantly and extensively furnished, with over 6,500 collection items throughout the 30 rooms. The property was built between 1888 and 1906, and 15 farm and other buildings dating up to 1910, with collections of early farm equipment. You can enquire with our friendly staff on site about what tours might be available on the day.
The Saumarez Homestead gardens are a feast for the eyes. Arguably one of the best features of this property, the 4.4 acres consists of nine distinct areas including The Avenue, Mary’s Garden and the Heritage Rose Garden. The latter in full bloom contains over 600 roses representing each of the major rose cultivar groups bred before 1930. On the day you will see exotic native species as well as exotics from the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Scandinavia.
Rugs will be available to borrow so pack a picnic and dine al fresco, soaking up the sights that Saumarez has to offer.
Also available at the property between 2pm and 4pm is a complimentary glass of wine*; enjoy on the lawn with music playing in the background. *Adults only, one glass per person.
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Celebrate history, our stories and create new memories in your own backyard.
Event program correct as at time of publishing. Subject to change based on changing government COVID-19 regulations.