The Elastic City: Fragility, Dynamism, Change

vic 23 Oct 2017
Cities are elastic, yet elasticity has its limits. Elasticity respects change yet is also imbued with the quality of returning to a known state. Yet we know cities cannot remain static. Gardens and urban landscapes share with cities those qualities of fragility and dynamism. And we also know that gardens
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Mooramong Open Day (2017)

vic 5 Nov 2017
When the Hollywood silent movie actress Claire Adams Mackinnon arrived at Mooramong in 1938 with her husband Donald ‘Scobie’ Mackinnon, she almost immediately set about re-modelling the homestead into a building much more familiar to her in style, something that was at that time straight out of contemporary Hollywood. From

Paris to Provence at Como (2017)

vic 24 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
Visit Melbourne’s most iconic location, Como House and Gardens as it transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days in November. Come watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere with man activities. In 2017 the
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Tribute Band and Food Truck Carnivale at Mulberry Hill

vic 4 Nov 2017
Featuring: Midnight Oil (The Midnight Oli Show) Cold Chisel (Gold Chisel) Inxis (Inxsive)   BOOK NOW    
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Twilight Christmas Festival 2017

vic 1 Dec 2017
The spirit of Christmas is coming to Rippon Lea again this December. The Twilight Christmas Festival will be held on Friday 1 December from 5pm until 9pm within the grounds of the magnificent Rippon Lea. Bring the whole family to join in on fun filled Christmas activities during the evening
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Halloween Ghost Hunt at Como

vic 28 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October Sessions: 3.00pm – 4.00pm 4.30pm – 5.30pm Why not spend Halloween at Como as a family? Children from 6 to 12 years old and parents are invited to join us on a special house tour that explores the unique and spookier side of the
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Mooramong Garden Party (2017)

vic 18 Nov 2017
Dress in your most glamorous floral outfit and enjoy an afternoon of music, revelry and old-fashioned frivolity. Our magnificent Art Deco homestead will be open for tours from 12pm to 2pm , surrounded by our picturesque gardens in all their spring glory. Bring a picnic rug and listen to some great tunes from the
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Yoga at Como (2017)

vic 1 Oct 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
Over six weeks every Sunday morning at 10.30am be guided by expert teachers who will instruct you in your yoga practice in the beautiful gardens of Como. Why not relax afterwards with a visit to The Stables of Como for coffee or brunch? BYO yoga mat.   TICKETS $20 (per
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High Tea at Barwon Park Mansion (2017)

vic 7 Oct 2017 - 9 Dec 2017
Indulge in a culinary afternoon in high style with a Vintage Afternoon Tea at Barwon Park Mansion in Winchelsea. In the mansion’s elegant dining room, guests will be treated to savoury and sweet delights. Learn about the history of afternoon tea with a talk from the host, plus a guided
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Garden Tours at Rippon Lea (2017)

vic 27 Sep 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Experience the magnificent gardens of Rippon Lea during a 45 minute tour. The garden is complex and covers almost 14 acres, which includes a large lake, extensive shrubberies and flower gardens, an orchard of historically significant fruit varieties, a fernery, rose gardens and many other features of historical, landscape and

Team of Pianists at Rippon Lea (2018)

vic 15 Apr 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Since 1994 Melbourne has enjoyed one of the longest running and most loved chamber music series. Join us in the magical ballroom of Rippon Lea for six amazing twilight concerts performed by Team of Pianists.   Bookings are essential To book: Online or phone (03) 9822 2959 Please note that full
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Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2017-18)

vic 1 Oct 2017 - 6 May 2018
All welcome to explore and discover La Trobe’s Cottage every Sunday from October 2017 to May 2018. Visitors will learn how Charles Joseph La Trobe, Victoria’s first Governor and a keen botanist, lived with his family in early Melbourne on their garden estate at Jolimont, as well as the role

Art Classes at The Heights Heritage House and Garden (2017)

vic 24 Oct 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
Join local artist Faye Owen to enjoy the ambiance of painting at The Heights Heritage House and Garden. Five consecutive Tuesday afternoons where people can learn a fun way of pastel painting using water colour. During the five weeks basic knowledge of composition with a modern approach will be taught.  Subjects

Gulf Station Open Day

vic 19 Oct 2017
Come along to Gulf Station to experience Australia’s oldest pioneer farm building precinct while volunteers work to maintain it. Tours of the property are available as well as the opportunity to bring a picnic and discover what life was like for a family to live, and making a living, on

Vintage Clothing Sale 2018 – Donations Wanted

vic 17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Our 2018 Vintage Clothing Sale will take place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March at Como House and Garden. Quality everyday clothing, as well as formal garment, has, gloves, belts, handbags, scarves, jewellery, materials and collectibles including haberdashery, textiles, household linen and luggage are all wanted. All proceeds from

Paranormal Investigation at Portarlington Mill (2017) – SOLD OUT

vic 28 Oct 2017
In 2016, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) conducted its first ever paranormal investigation at its Tasma Terrace headquarters, with the help of Paranormal X Files. Due to popular demand, the National Trust and Paranormal X Files are collaborating once again and opening the doors of our properties to members
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Pirate Sundays at Polly Woodside (2017)

vic 8 Jan 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. The first treasure hunt is at 11am, which kicks off a variety of activities throughout the day. The children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts

Como House Tours 2017

vic 7 Jan 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Built in 1847, Como House & Garden is an intriguing mix of Australian Regency and classic Italianate architecture. This time-capsule of Melbourne aristocracy spans a century from the Gold Rush era through two World Wars. A Como house tour offers a glimpse into the privileged lifestyle of former owners, the Armytage family, who
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Labassa Mansion Tours 2017-18

vic 19 Feb 2017 - 18 Nov 2018
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. The mansion was redeveloped in the French Second Empire style by German born architect, John A. B. Koch, who remodelled the house into a thirty-five room mansion. The interior features gilt embossed wallpapers, ornate stained glass and a rare
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