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

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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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

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

Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2019)

vic 24 Feb 2019
Today’s the day at Rippon Lea Estate for our annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Fetch your favourite ted for a fun-filled day of marvellous market stalls, wonderful food trucks and roaring entertainment. And don’t forget to enter our famous Teddy Bear Parade. Gates open at 10am sharp. You’re sure of a big surprise!  
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Heritage Apple Tree Sale and Tasting Day (2019)

vic 24 Mar 2019
Our annual Heritage Apple Tree Sale and Tasting Day is back. A wide range of rare and unusual heritage apple tree varieties straight from the Trust’s own prized collection will be available to take home for your very own garden. The Trust along with the Heritage Fruits Society will also

Vintage Clothing Sale (2019)

vic 16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
Our Vintage Clothing Sale is all set for Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019 at Como House. Once again we have been working hard on an extensive collection of quality vintage and designer clothing, bringing together bold, unique and genuinely iconic pieces spanning the late 1800s through to the

Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2019)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2019
 Next Pirate Day – Sunday 3 February Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. There are treasure hunts, a variety of activities throughout the day and the children get to scrub the decks, ring the bell, participate in pirate games and arts

Labassa Mansion Tours (2019)

vic 9 Dec 2018 - 17 Nov 2019
  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
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