Every Sunday from January through to March, Rippon Lea House and Gardens holds their Summer Sessions event. Come and relax on the Cedar Lawn, listen to the band play and enjoy the nostalgia of participating in old fashioned games like croquet, quoits, skittles and more. Have a picnic, wander through the grounds or take a tour through the mansion.
A new production of Wuthering Heights is being presented in the majestic setting of Rippon Lea House and Gardens, by the Australian Shakespeare Company.
Directed by Greg Carroll (Red Sitch, Melbourne Opera, The Stork Theatre), some of Melbourne's most accomplished actors perform an edited adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic, written by renowned English playwright Vince Foxall.
Dates & Times:
February 17 to March 13, 2014
Monday to Thursday 7pm (no show Monday 10th March)
Groups of 10+ $40
For bookings please contact the Australian Shakespeare Company by clicking here or phoning 1300 122 344 (Note: a $7.70 transaction fee applies to all bookings.)
Heritage Apple Tree Sale Day - Sunday March 16th
This is a rare opportunity to purchase your very own heritage apple tree/s, which Rippon Lea's garden team have expertly grafted from the property's vast apple orchard onto rootstocks well suited to home gardens. Our gardeners will be on hand to offer advice and help in growing a great crop of your own heritage apples
Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm
Admission: Entry to the sale is free, and you are welcome to stay and enjoy the fantastic grounds of Rippon Lea throughout the day (normally a $10 fee applies).
Up to 40 varieties of apple trees will available this year, including:
Beauty of Bath
Cox’s Orange Pippin
De La Place
Easter Fun Day - Sunday April 20th
This event offers families a wonderful opportunity to spend a day together in Rippon Lea's magnificent house and gardens. There will be boat rides and outdoor games, and the mansion will be opened for all to explore. Children from 2 to 12 will be able to join in a special Easter Egg Hunt that will lead them into every corner of the garden.
This year's Hunt will involve finding and collecting a complete set of cut-out Easter Eggs, which the children will return to our Easter Fun Day HQ, and be rewarded with a prize of scrumptious real chocolate eggs!
The Easter Bunny and our very own Ripplea Bear will both make appearances on the day.
Heritage Chocolates are once again coming onboard as our valued sponsor, generously donating the chocolate egg prizes for our Easter Egg Hunt.
National Trust Members FREE