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Sydney Branch: Eastern Suburbs Colonial Garden tour

19 March 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT

We will be visiting the colonial gardens of both Vaucluse House and Rose Bay Cottage. Vaucluse House is one of Sydney’s only surviving nineteenth century mansions still surrounded by its original grounds and Rose Bay Cottage is the oldest surviving property in Woollahra.

Starting at Rose Bay Ferry Wharf, the bus will take you on a short drive-by tour of South Head and Watsons Bay, parking at Vaucluse House. Here you will join in a rare, behind the scenes, guided walking tour of the property with Sydney Living Museums Horticulturist – Steven Halliday, including a walk through the rambling Pleasure Garden and the plentiful Kitchen Garden. A light afternoon tea will be enjoyed here in the stables before boarding the bus and returning to Rose Bay Ferry Wharf where we will then walk along the promenade on our way to Rose Bay Cottage.

Rose Bay Cottage is a hidden gem located just off New South Head road, here we will be met by one of its current owners Peter and given an introduction to the property and shown its magnificent gardens. Walking back to the ferry wharf and all wrapping up where we began.

Where: Meet at Rose Bay Ferry Wharf

Cost: $95 Members; $115 Non-members; Students $50

Book: at Trybooking.

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19 March 2022
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
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