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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: Lovely Lambrigg
30 April @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEST
A joint AGHS/National Trust ACT Event for the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival
The National Trust (ACT) and the ACT Monaro Riverina branch of the Australian Garden History Society invite you to visit Lambrigg, once the residence of William Farrer who made a major contribution to the wheat industry by developing a strain of wheat that was resistant to wheat rust. Lambrigg was the site where Farrer conducted his work on genetic selection for his wheat varieties.
William Farrer married Nina de Salis (from Cuppacumbalong) and their home was completed in 1894. It stands above the Murrumbidgee River and is surrounded by a beautiful and significant homestead garden which includes trees planted by the Farrers. The garden has been skilfully and thoughtfully developed by the current family across more than seventy years. In 1995 AGHS researched and recorded the garden in a report that includes a detailed plan. During you visit you will have the opportunity to explore the garden, plan in hand, seeing how it has changed in the nearly thirty years since then.
During your visit we are welcome to explore the garden which surrounds the historic house, and view the landscape and river from the spacious verandahs, but we will not have access to the house interior. Refreshments will be served in the garden.
For several years the AGHS ACT Monaro Riverina Branch and the National Trust ACT have held a joint event as part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival and this one looks to be a particular pleasure. For more information about the Festival, see act.gov.au/heritagefestival.
Lambrigg is located north of Tharwa. Detailed directions will be provided on booking. There is plenty of parking but limited toilet facilities.
Cost: Members of AGHS and the National Trust, $20, others $25 (includes afternoon tea).
Book: at Trybooking. Numbers are limited. Bookings are essential.
Further information – Nancy Clarke email@example.com or 0423 690 626.