What's On

Spring Garden Festival

The Garden Festival runs from 1 October to 24 December 2014 across all of the National Trust's properties.

For a general schedule of events see below.

For more information, booking and prices please visit the website here.

Twilight Family Picnic

Friday 31 October 5:00pm-9:00pm

Bark in the Park

Saturday 8 November 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Great Masterchef Kids Sous Chef Challenge

Sunday 9 November 10:30am to 12:00pm

Max Allen Presents a Cider Master class

Sunday 9 November 2:00pm

Millie Ross- Gardening for Small Spaces

Sunday 16 November 11:30am

Critters for Kids

Sunday 23 November 11:00am & 2:00pm

Garden Tea

Sunday 23 November 2:00-4:00pm

Edible Garden Tour with Ben Shewry

Saturday 6 December 2:00pm

Opera on the Lawn - La Boheme

Friday 5 December 7:30pm, Saturday 6 December 2:00pm, Sunday 7 December 4:00pm

Twilight Christmas Festival

Friday 12 December 5:00 - 9:00pm


Exquisite Dahlias

Sunday 14 December 11:00am

Richard Aitken - Gardens of Portugal and their Australian Connections

Sunday 14 December 2:00pm

Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings ***LAST DAYS!***

An exhibition that examines the intersection between film, historic fashion and the social narratives of weddings

Love, Desire and Riches will help you to discover that romance is never without drama, whether seen through great moments in literature and film or the romances of ordinary people from our own fair city.

The exhibition will also feature dresses from world famous fashion houses, such as Valentino, Maticevski and Akira, as well as rarely seen celebrity wedding gowns from Australia and abroad.

A vast collection of dresses from the 18th to 21st centuries will also be yours to enjoy.

Darcy Is Here!

Come see Darcy in the lake at Rippon Lea! He will be gracing us with his presence until the end of September. Don't miss your chance!

Want to hear from the Curator?

There will be a number of Curator Talks presented at 2pm on the following dates: September 11th & 20th.

Curator Talks include admission to the exhibition, and there is an additional cost for these sessions. Please click here for bookings.

Dates and Times:

Daily from July 1st - November 2nd. 10am - 4pm. Last entry to the exhibition is at 3:30pm.

Admission Prices:

Adults $15

Concessions $12

Child $9

Family $35

National Trust Members:

Adults $10

Concession $7

Child $4

Family $20 (2 adults & 2 children)

Garden entry only is free for members during the exhibition.

Bookings are recommended, and can be made here.

For all inquiries please call the National Trust Booking Office on 9656 9804, or email bookings@nattrust.com.au.