Rippon Lea House and Garden is one of Australia’s grand suburban estates. This ornate late-19th century mansion and estate has a pleasure garden of 5.7 hectares of sweeping lawns, magnificent trees, a tranquil lake, the Southern Hemisphere's largest fernery, and an orchard with over one hundred varieties of heritage apples and pears.
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 and many other features of historical, landscape and architectural interest, all forming the setting for the polychrome brick mansion completed in 1868.
The evening will start with a guided tour at 4pm by Justin Buckly, Horticultural & Projects Manager at the National Trust followed by dinner and presentations locally.
Book and pay online and receive a discount, use promo code: TSGJUN18
Tour: 4pm @ Rippon Lea Estate, 192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185
Dinner: 6pm @ Ilona Staller, 282-284 Carlisle Street, Balaclava (upstairs)
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