Australian Heritage Festival: Gulf Station on display 2019

vic 18 Apr 2019
Tours of the homestead and site, including the story of William Bell who, with his parents and siblings, arrived in Melbourne in 1839. There will be a sausage sizzle with tea/coffee and biscuits available, $2.50 each.   Pricing Adult $9 Concession $6 Child $3 Family (two adults & two children)
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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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Easter Fun Day at Rippon Lea (2019)

vic 21 Apr 2019
Bring the family, a picnic basket and your keenest eyes for a relaxing day and widespread Easter Egg Hunt among the magnificent grounds of Rippon Lea Estate. There will be fairground rides, jumping castles and outdoor games, and the Mansion will be open hourly for all to explore. Children from
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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

Gardens of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria): A conversation with author Anne Vale at Rippon Lea Estate

vic 24 Apr 2019
The National Trust of Victoria holds some of the finest examples of garden design to be found within the state. Dr Anne Vale is a garden historian, writer, garden photographer and a public speaker. Her beautifully illustrated talks are primarily garden and garden history related. Anne is the author of
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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

La Trobe Birthday Celebration 2019

vic 24 Mar 2019
To make a booking please click here Prepay by eftpos in advance, or cash on the day (no eftpos at the venue) Email:, or Ph 03 9646 2112 (please leave a message)
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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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Mornington Branch: Private Open Garden Mt Martha

vic 17 Mar 2019
Private Open Garden Access to and from the gardens is via shuttle bus only, operating from The Briars Car Park, 450 Pt Nepean Rd Mt Martha. Appropriate footwear and apparel recommended. Entry to garden strictly by presentation of pre paid ticket. Book now Devonshire Teas will be available.   Pricing Adult
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Pirate Day at Polly Woodside (2019)

vic 5 Feb 2017 - 1 Dec 2019
 Next Pirate Day – Sunday 3 March Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers and join us at Polly Woodside for a day of adventures. There are a variety of activities throughout the day including treasure hunts, scrubbing the decks, pirate games and arts and craft. Join our Polly crew to discover what

Tea and Tour with Jane Edmanson at Como

vic 9 Apr 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 Como.  The tour will feature the Ellis Stones Pond and Rockery. Your ticket includes entry to the garden, and tour with Jane
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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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Vintage Clothing Sale at Como House

vic 16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
Get set to explore our extensive collection of quality vintage and designer clothing, bringing together bold, unique and genuinely iconic pieces spanning the late 1800s through to the present day, including designer wear by the likes of  Alexander McQueen, Armani, Valentino, Max Mara and Missoni, to name a few. There will be