Spring is here and there is no better place than the glorious gardens of the Heights to visit this time of year. Come along for the annual Spring Garden Fair on Sunday 1 October.
Wind danger has meant we need to close the gate on today’s Spring Garden Fair at The Heights. Your safety is our primary concern and we sincerely apologise for any inconvenience. We anticipate the gardens will be open to enjoy next Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.
The Heights’ historic garden is full of plants with paths winding through them. The garden was begun 170 years ago, has been developed by three generations of one family and is now cared for almost 40 years by dedicated volunteers. The Garden has links to the Geelong Botanic Gardens, with many beautiful mature trees such as Italian Cypress, Bhutan Cypress, Canary Island Pines, Jacaranda and Mulberries giving shade, as well as the heirloom vegetable plot, iris beds, cottage gardens and rare plants.
Visitors to the Garden Fair will be able to tour the gardens and the house, see displays from local community gardening clubs, purchase plants and produce, tools and books.
There will be workshops and demonstrations from the Geelong Bee Keepers, Barwon Valley Woodwrights, the Hand Tool Preservation Society and Wyld Works Projects.
The Urban Nanna will be delivering two presentations on urban foraging and there will be a talk on the collection of Caroline Pounds, Irish watercolour artist, and her botanical paintings which are part of The Heights Collection.
The Heights is a signature property of The National Trust of Australia (Victoria), the leading heritage and conservation organisation in the state. The NTV is an independent non-profit organisation, supported by a large community and member base and is committed to conserving and protecting Victoria’s heritage for future generations to enjoy.