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ACT Monaro Riverina Branch: Visit to Lambrigg
15 October 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Lambrigg (photo Mary Johnson)
A joint AGHS/National Trust ACT event.
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 your 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 the 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.
Location: Lambrigg, Tidbinbilla Rd, Tharwa ACT.
Bookings: are essential. Book at Trybooking. Numbers are limited.
Cost: members of AGHS and the National Trust, $20, others $25 (includes afternoon tea).