Our historical houses and beautiful gardens are perfect for a day out with your loved one.
Some of our properties are back to regular opening times, while others are only open on a reduced schedule. With that said, a handful of our much loved places will be opening for one day only in February – on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Here are our top picks to make it a day to remember.
Riversdale in Goulburn
As part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations, we’ll be hosting a very special ‘Valentine’s Day at Riversdale’, making this our top pick. Riversdale is the perfect romantic getaway.
On Saturday 13 February, enjoy a picnic in the award-winning gardens, while enjoying music and garden games. Morning and afternoon tea will be available, and you can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine later in the day – between 2pm and 4pm.
You’ll also be able to view the ‘The Old Town: Goulburn and Riversdale 1820 and Beyond’ exhibition, which includes unique collections items from the past 200 years.
Note the event is only taking place on 13 February, Riversdale will be closed on Sunday 14 February.
Learn more and get your tickets to attend Valentine’s Day at Riversdale.
Saumarez Homestead in Armidale
On Sunday 14 February, Armidale Farmers’ Market will be returning to Saumarez Homestead for ‘Harvest to Heritage’.
See what fresh produce and gourmet treats New England has to offer as you enjoy a lazy breakfast, brunch or lunch, do some shopping, and listen to some live music.
What makes this day even more special is this will be the first time Saumarez Homestead will be opening its doors on a regular basis since we closed during COVID-19 lockdown.
Learn more about Harvest to Heritage, and follow the Saumarez Homestead Facebook page for regular updates.
Everglades House and Gardens in Leura
Surrounding the grace and elegance of this Art Deco gem are designer gardens and mystically rambling glades. Take a stroll along winding paths, enjoy the tranquil reflection pool and experience breathtaking views overlooking the Blue Mountains at this picturesque property.
If you’re not free Valentine’s weekend, not to worry, Everglades House & Gardens is open Thursdays to Mondays every week.
Learn more and book your tickets to visit Everglades House & Gardens.
Other heritage places open on Valentine’s weekend include:
- Grossman & Brough House in Maitland – Sunday 14 February
- Miss Porter’s House in Newcastle – Sunday 14 February
- Miss Traill’s House in Bathurst – Sunday 14 February
- Norman Lindsay Gallery in Faulconbridge – Thursdays to Sundays
- Old Government House in Parramatta – Tuesdays to Sundays
- S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney – Tuesdays to Sundays
The perfect Valentine’s Day gift
Not yet purchased a gift? Give the one you love the gift of inspiration and discovery with a National Trust Membership!
Your loved one will enjoy all the benefits of membership including free admission to many of Australia’s finest homes, galleries and gardens. This offer includes a bonus two tickets to any exhibition at the S.H. Ervin Gallery in 2021, when you purchase before 28 February 2021.
Best of all, you’ll be helping us to conserve more of our heritage for future generations to enjoy.
Buy a gift membership for a loved one.