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Gardens of New England & the Hunter Valley in association with the AGHS – 28 March – 9 April 2022

28 March 2022 - 9 April 2022

Join garden enthusiast, Lynne Walker, a passionate gardener and former Coordinator for Australia’s Open Garden Scheme, Northern New South Wales, on an exciting new tour arranged in association with the Australian Garden History Society which explores a diverse range of private gardens in the Hunter Valley and New England.

Visit a special selection of historic station gardens and intimate private gardens which open wide with welcoming hospitality from friends of tour leader, Lynne Walker.

In Tenterfield visit two major New England gardens designed by renowned garden landscaper Carolyn Robinson.

Explore the Hinton Collection which showcases the development of Australian landscape painting at the New England Regional Art Museum, and visit the vibrant Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Enjoy heritage tours of the ‘Cathedral City, Armidale; the rural town of Uralla associated with bushranger Captain Thunderbolt; and the small historic mining village of Nundle.

View the work of renowned architect, John Horbury Hunt at Ollera’s St Bartholomew’s Church, and at Booloominbah, former home of Patrick White’s great uncle, Frederick White. We also tour the magnificent, historic homestead of Saumarez, owned by the White family.

Tour the gardens of historic Chevy Chase and enjoy a concert in the grounds by students from the New England Conservatorium of Music.

Spend 2 nights at Goonoo Goonoo Station, a working cattle station offering luxury accommodation in historic buildings dating from the 1830s.

Enjoy the best of New England Food and Wine; this verdant high country is home to award-winning cool climate wines and fields of fresh produce.

Overnight: Pokolbin (1 night) • Goonoo Goonoo Station (2 nights) • Glen Innes (3 nights) • Armidale (6 nights)

AGHS Membership

This tour has been designed for members of the Australian Garden History Society. If you would like to participate on this tour, but are not currently an AGHS member, you may join here. The cost for AGHS membership is currently from $78.00 AUD per person.

For more information and booking details: 2022.


28 March 2022
9 April 2022
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