Saturday 6 July – Sunday 7 July 2019
Retford Park Open Garden: James Fairfax AC has always believed that Retford Park should be preserved for the enjoyment and benefit of future generations, particularly those of the local district. On 19th April 2016 and in fulfilment of his ambition, Mr. Fairfax gifted his historic Retford Park home to the National Trust of Australia (NSW).
It was in August 2017 that the National Trust officially took control of the property. Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wander through.
As you venture up the driveway the grand Victorian Italianate homestead appears from a towering arboretum of a magnificent collection of evergreen and deciduous trees, some very rare and unique. Surrounding the eastern side of the homestead is a patchwork of hedged gardens showcasing everything from a detailed knot garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of four emus Open Gardens.
The gardens are open to the public on the first weekend of each month. Light refreshments are available but you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a lazy lunchtime.
Cost: • Adults – $15 Concession – $10 Family – $35 Website – https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/retford-park
Photograph provided from and credited to Tim Mooney
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