Tea and Tour with Jane Edmanson at Rippon Lea (2019)

vic 20 Feb 2019
A regular presenter with the ABC’s Gardening Australia program and long-standing member and supporter of the National Trust, Jane will share her unique insights into the gardens at Rippon Lea Estate. Jane will focus the tour on the 19th Century Fernery (the last one standing in the Southern Hemisphere) alongside
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Rippon Lea Piano Marathon (2019)

vic 26 Jan 2019
The Team of Pianists present the annual piano marathon held in the ballroom at Rippon Lea. Over 100 pianists will perform throughout the day each performing a piece of their choice for 3-5 minutes. All funds raised go towards the National Trust. Visitors are welcome to picnic in the beautiful gardens

Love Letters at Retford Park

nsw 13 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
By popular demand a return season of A.R. Gurney's, Love Letters at Retford Park.

Toowoomba Branch 2019 Planning Forum

qld 19 Jan 2019
Join us and our Toowoomba Branch as we look at projects and activities for 2019!
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Dilmah Tea Master Class at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 21 Mar 2019
Please note there are two classes at 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm in the Rippon Lea Victorian kitchen around the main table. Sample and learn the history of tea Listen and taste the intricacies of this ancient drink A selection of morning tea and afternoon tea treats will be pared to the
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Australia Day at Old Government House

nsw 26 Jan 2019
As the former residence of the first ten governors of New South Wales, Old Government House has played a pivotal role in the development of Australia. Come and see where history happened and learn about how the decisions made within its walls continue to influence Australia today. Afterwards, why not

Heritage Home-Owner Summer School

tas 2 Feb 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
Join us at Runnymede for a practical, informative and fun short summer school for heritage homeowners or restorers. Based on sound heritage principles and giving you a practical understanding of the Heritage Tasmania, National Trust and Burra Charter guidelines learn how to use simple traditional tools and materials as well

Free Entry to “Heronswood” for National Trust Members

vic 1 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Visit Heronswood 9am to 5pm daily between 1 – 28 February   Don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of Australia’s rare publicly opened organic gardens featuring the Diggers Club best selections of heirloom seeds and plants. Stunning herbaceous and evergreen borders, decorative vegetable parterre, mini plot and kitchen garden, sub-tropical

Family Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2019)

vic 26 Jan 2019
Spend the afternoon amidst the stunning surrounds of the Domain on a guided tour of the historic La Trobe’s Cottage, home of the first Governor and his family. There will be a range of activities including old-world games for the kids. Don’t forget it will also be Open Day at Government House, so

Dundullimal Homestead: Our Voices, Our Future! The Schools Reconciliation Challenge Regional Tour

nsw 16 Apr 2019 - 18 May 2019
  This year’s theme is Our Voices, Our Future! Our Voices, Our Future is about celebrating the voices of young people and empowering students to recognise that their voices matter. Young people are our future and every young person has a unique and important role to play in contributing their

Retford Park House Tours

nsw 3 Feb 2018
On 19 April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW). It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. On the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd February, the

WildSkies – Free Flight Bird Show Opening New Year’s Day

qld 11 Dec 2018
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's brand new free flight bird show - WildSkies will open on New Year's Day in a purpose-built stadium!
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Government supports Southern Highlands Regional Gallery at Retford Park

Retford Park has received a $2,490,000 grant that will support the development of a regional gallery.

Lindesay Garden Seminar

nsw 24 Jul 2019
This annual event presents fascinating information about gardening trends, techniques, challenges and histories, through illustrated talks from three experts in their field.

Lindesay Open House Tours

nsw 16 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Tickets include morning or afternoon tea.   Members $10 , non-members $20 Online bookings

Retford Park: Succulent Creations

nsw 5 Mar 2019
On arrival at Retford Park you will be taken on a tour of the gardens with Head Gardener, Rick Shepherd- noting our use of succulents along the way. We will then gather in the Round Yard, or on the adjacent terrace if the weather is fine, and start making your unique

Retford Park: Fungus Workshop

nsw 9 May 2019
These mutually beneficial relationships extend beyond trees to include every orchid and most shrubs and grasses, and are the secret to their success in our highly variable climate and nutrient-deficient soils. Fungi not only help plants access water and nutrients, but also increase their resistance to drought and disease. They

Summer at the Old Melbourne Gaol (2019)

vic 22 Dec 2018 - 29 Jan 2019
Think You Know Me? This summer,  get up close and personal with the biggest name in Australian criminal history at the Old Melbourne Gaol.   Meet Ned Kelly during an intimate virtual reality experience surrounding one of the most divisive trials and executions in history. Everyone has an opinion when
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NTAV Holiday Opening Hours 2019

Tasma Terrace – NTAV Head Office: Open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm Closed 21 December 2018 12pm until 7 January 2019 Old Melbourne Gaol: Open daily 9.30am – 5pm Closed Christmas Day Polly Woodside: Open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve  10am – 2pm, Saturdays & Sundays 10am-4pm (last entry 3.15pm) *Please

2019 Prelude Residencies for six multi-genre Australian composers

Sydney Australia 5 December 2018: Bundanon Trust announced today that six Australian composers have been awarded the Prelude residencies at four historic houses during 2019. Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of new work. In
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