Garden Tours at Rippon Lea Estate (2018)

vic 27 Sep 2017 - 30 Mar 2018
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
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Australian Heritage Festival: Victorian Tree of the Year Voting

vic 18 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018
The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) has been classifying significant trees since 1982. Following the successful inaugural Victorian Tree of the Year program in 2016, we invite you to vote for the 2018 Victorian Tree of the Year. This contest aims to raise awareness for the conservation of Victoria’s natural

Como Fashion Quarter

vic 6 Apr 2018 - 1 Jul 2018
Como Fashion Quarter is an immersive exhibition of style and design that unpacks the polish of fashion photography, exposing the invisible staging, production and process behind an image. In this exhibition four artists each with a distinctive approach will transform a quarter of Como House, merging the National Trust Costume
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Australian Heritage Festival: Rippon Lea Garden Tour

vic 18 Apr 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
The Rippon Lea Estate Gardens are one of the gems in the National Trust’s crown and are of national significance. Developed by owner Frederick Sargood in the Picturesque style in the 1880s, Rippon Lea is the largest surviving 19th Century Estate in Australia. During this fascinating walk (approximately 40 minutes),

Australian Heritage Festival: Ranelagh Estate Walks

vic 27 Apr 2018 - 11 May 2018
The Ranelagh Club will make coffee on arrival and drinks at bar prices available at conclusion of walk which patrons will be able to enjoy as they learn about the history of the estate. (Drinks at own expense).

Australian Heritage Festival: Barwon Grange – By Twilight

vic 27 Apr 2018
Visitors will be able to see Barwon Grange from 6pm until 9pm in a different light. The house will be open for tours every half hour from 6pm. You never know who you might meet along the way – Mrs Anne Porter O’Brien, Mary the house keeper or Beatrice the

Australian Heritage Festival: Islands of Inspiration

vic 28 Apr 2018
The tour visits gardens and galleries and some innovative and sustainable buildings hidden within the varied landscapes and meets artists and architects whose work has been inspired by the heritage of the area – of cultures stretching from the oldest Australians to European settlement and beyond. Enjoy lunch and a

Australian Heritage Festival: Family Fun Day

vic 29 Apr 2018
Kids will love engaging in olden day activities and dress ups to see how different their life is from those of the McCrae children who lived on the peninsula over 150 years ago. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to look through the gallery and take a tour of the

Australian Heritage Festival: Opening the Drawers

vic 22 Apr 2018 - 20 May 2018
For the Heritage Festival you will be able to see inside the drawers and learn more about the personal possessions left behind by Louis and Marnie Whyte last owners of The Heights. Adult $10 Concession $7 Child $5 Family $20 NT Member $7

Open Day at La Trobe’s Cottage (2018)

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
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Australian Heritage Festival: Open House at La Trobe’s Cottage

vic 22 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Charles Joseph La Trobe was a visionary administrator, who lived with his wife Sophie and their four children for nearly 15 years in the family’s prefabricated cottage, which was elegantly furnished and surrounded by a beautiful garden. During this time Melbourne grew from a rudimentary settlement of fewer than 3,000

Australian Heritage Festival: Walking Tour Soldiers Hill

vic 29 Apr 2018
Soldiers Hill, a suburb north of the CBD in Ballarat was developed after the Eureka Stockade, around 1860. It was once a vibrant area with its own fire brigade, schools, churches, croquet, cricket and football teams. The Salvation Army has had a continuous presence in the area, from earliest times