Retford Park Open Garden

Friday 13 October - Sunday 15 October
2017
10AM - 4PM
1325 Old South Road, Bowral
Phone. (02) 48611933
spollock@nationaltrust.com.au
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National Trust of Australia (NSW)
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).
This will be the first time the magnificent gardens will be open since the new ownership. Having been in the caring hands of Mr Fairfax for over 50 years, the garden is a delight to wonder 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 g garden, exquisite swimming pool and pavilion, sculptures demanding centre stage and even a friendly family of 5 emus.
Although food and refreshments will be available, you are more than welcome to bring a picnic as there are many idyllic spots to claim for a spring afternoon.
The garden staff will be on hand to answer any questions
Note: The gardens of Retford Park are managed sustainably.
Herbicides and other chemicals have been phased out.  
Cost:
• Adults - $10
• Concession - $8
• National Trust members - $5
• Children - $5
Please note the house will not be open. 
Photograph provided from and credited to Ray Joyce

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