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2017 SPRING OPEN GARDENS

Friday 1 September - Thursday 30 November
Various Locations
E. tourism@wsc.nsw.gov.au

2017 Spring Open Gardens Booklet!
 A wide range of Gardens open for inspection across the towns and villages from September - November 2017


FIONA CRAIG - Australian Native Flora and more

Saturday 2 September - Monday 2 October
10am - 5pm
Milk Factory Gallery - 33 Station Street, Bowral
E. shirley@milkfactorygallery.com.au

Fiona Craig is an award-winning Australian artist currently residing in Chicago USA. She has had many solo exhibitions and participation in group shows. Her main subject matter comprises larger-than-life flowers and landscapes of Australia and the USA in, broadly speaking, a contemporary realist style.
Fiona usually works in oil paint, but also enjoys watercolours, pastels and acrylics.
In her solo exhibition at the Milk Factory Gallery this September her dramatic paintings of Australian wildflowers and nature will hang alongside elegant furniture restored by her brother, mid-century furniture restorer and upholsterer Bruce Craig.

Moidart Open Garden

Monday 11 September - Monday 2 October
10am - 4pm
19-21 Eridge Park Road, Burradoo
PH. 02 4861 2600

Moidart is a classic garden of 5 acres of rare and specimen plants.
Garden features include: Sunken rose garden, Terraces, Woodland Garden and Wholesale Nursery.
Picnic in the grounds and toilets available but no refreshments on-site.
Entry fee is $7.00 Adult & Concession (Groups over 20 people - $6.50pp paying in one transaction). <
Car and coach parking is available - entrance off Eridge Park Road.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 September
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend

2018 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person- seniors
Children are free but must be supervised

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly

Red Cow Farm - Open Garden

Tuesday 12 September - Sunday 20 May
10am - 4pm
7480 Illawarra Highway, Sutton Forest
PH. 02 4868 1842

Red Cow Farm is a unique cool climate garden set on 2.5 hectares in the picturesque
rural village of Sutton Forest. This garden has been described as one of the best gardens in the world.
A rare beauty awaits your visit.
Admission $10 adults, $8 seniors and groups, $4 children (4–14 years).
Car and coach parking available in lane way adjacent to garden.
Children must be supervised by adults, no animals, no picnic permitted.

Tulip Time "Sea of Kites"

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 September
9AM-4PM DAILY (EXCEPT SATURDAYS OPEN UNTIL 5PM)
Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4871 2888

To show your support of the great services Redkite provide for children and youngsters diagnosed with cancer, visitors will be able to purchase a red kite for planting around Corbett Garden's historic pagoda.
 Hopefully each day the sea of kites will grow to complement the Tulip display in the garden.
Entry to Tulip Time Festival applies. 

Tulip Time

Tuesday 12 - Sunday 24 September
9AM-4PM DAILY (EXCEPT SATURDAYS OPEN UNTIL 5PM)
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Tulip Time, one of Australia's oldest and best loved floral festivals continues to grow as the region's largest event. Corbett Gardens, the centrepiece of the Festival is mass-planted with over 75,000 tulips, 15,000 annuals and an additional 40,000 tulips planted across the Shire.

Overall a celebration of stunning tulip displays, entertainment, special events
and premier private gardens, so essentially there's something on offer for
both young and the young at heart!

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Chinoiserie Spring Open Garden

Tuesday 12 September - Sunday 12 November
10am - 4.30pm
23 Webb Street, Mittagong
PH. 02 4872 3003

Chinoiserie.........a plant collector's garden.
A colourful plant collectors garden set on 1.25 acres.
Plantings consist of long herbaceous borders, potager, pond and stream garden, a large collection of Chinese, Japanese, European and American tree peonies which are the star attraction in October and early November. 
Coaches welcome - Please confirm with us first if you wish to bring a group to the garden.
Admission: Adult $7pp Concession $6pp

KOORI KULCHA CAFE

Thursday 14 - Saturday 30 September
9AM - 3PM
15 - 17 Kirkham Rd
E. marie@kkac.com.au

Koori Kulcha cafe now open Monday to Friday during Tulip Time 9am -3pm come along and try
Kangaroo, Emu, Crocodile or just enjoy a burger!!!
For the coffee drinkers we use RUSH COFFEE!!
KIDS 6YRS AND UNDER EAT FREE WHEN PARENTS ORDER LUNCH,....CALL US ON 02 4858 1754 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Milton Park - Open Garden

Saturday 16 September - Monday 2 October
9.30am - 4:00pm
Horderns Road, Bowral
PH. 02 4861 8100

In spring of 1948 the garden was opened to the public for the first time. This tradition has continued every spring up to present day.  Today, considered by many to be the greatest garden in Australia, Milton Park includes about 10,000 trees, rare varieties of shrubs and plants, a forest of 5,000 Cypresses & Pines, at least 200,000 Bulbs accompanied by 100,000 forget-me-nots, more than 100 Maples & rare Rhododendrons, over 50 Camellia, nearly 2,000 metres of Box hedging, 400 Rose Bushes, an Avenue of 40 Giant Elms and at every turn and vista, individual specimens of rarity, splendour and historic interest.  Milton Park's world renowned garden was designed by the English School of Landscape and remains the only work undertaken outside of Europe by that esteemed academy.
Admission Fees:  Per Adult: $7.00
Per Person by Coach $5.00 (8 people minimum) 
Concession $5.00
School Children: Free  
Guided Garden Tours are available at $12.00 per person (minimum 5 people) and are to be booked between Monday 9am and Friday 5pm. Bookings are essential. Garden Tours are conducted by the Milton Park Head Gardener.  
All proceeds to Bowral District Hospital Auxillary - Devonshire Teas will be available daily @$16.50 per person

John Copes Watercolour Prize 2017

Friday 22 September - Monday 2 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. office@bdasgallery.com

Tim & Patricia Copes have been sponsoring the John Copes Prize since 1997 in honour of Tim’s father John Copes, who was a watercolourist.
The John Copes Watercolour Prize was established in 2009 as a biennial after previously being a portrait prize. This prestigious event is one of the highlights of the Bowral and District Art Society calendar, and attracts a very high standard of artwork from around Australia.
Julie Simmons was the winner of the watercolour prize in 2015 with the beautiful image ‘The Boat Yard’. The winner of the people’s choice award was 15 year old ACT student Paris Lome with ‘Tibetan Noodles’.

The exhibition opening and prize announcement will take place at 6:30pm on Friday 22 September.

The exhibition will continue from 22 September to 2 October, 2017 from 10am - 4pm daily.

All welcome. This exhibition is really one to put in your calendar!

TULIP TIME 'CINEMA AT SUNSET' [Brought to you by Hassos & Associates Accounting]

Friday 22nd of September
6pm (gates open) screening commence @ last light aprx. 7pm
CORBETT GARDENS, BENDOOLEY STREET, BOWRAL
E. tuliptime@wsc.nsw.gov.au

CINEMA AT SUNSET brought to you by Hassos & Associates

Tulip Time Sunset Cinema brought to you by Hassos & Associates


Perfect family friendly evening....for ‘Cinema at Sunset' and to align with
this year’s Festival theme of ‘Under the Sea’ we’ll be screening...

Finding Dory

Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, Dory embarks on an epic adventure to find them. Her journey brings her to the Marine Life Institute, a conservatory that houses diverse ocean species. Dory now knows that her family reunion will only happen if she can save mom and dad from captivity.

Family Ticket (2 Adults+2 Juniors) $20
Adult Ticket (incl Seniors/Concession) $7
Junior Ticket (Age 5-12 yrs) $4
Preschool (Age 0-4 yrs) Free

Tickets now available to purchase online www.trybooking.com/290766
or available at the gate

Whilst the lawn in Corbett Gardens is lush & green, you will find at some point during the night that you wish you had something more comfortable.  So feel free to bring along low beach chairs, beanbags etc.
(or if you're happy to sit towards the back then regular folding chairs are OK)

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Friday 22 - Monday 25 September
10:00am to 3:30pm*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
Open Times 10am - 3:30pm
*Please note gates close strictly at 4pm
Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions from Bowral:
Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east.
Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 22nd of September
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Fans Fantasias and Fandangos

Saturday 23rd of September
The Rose Room, 51F Sunninghill Avenue, Burradoo
E. diana.weston@ozemail.com.au

Thoroughbass
Shaun Ng (viola da gamba), Shaun Warden (violin) and Diana Weston (harpsichord)

The past lives in the present in this concert with present-day music based on that of centuries ago. In his suite Fantasia para un Gentilhombre Rodrigo really lets his imagination fly. Basing this set of 4 movements on the baroque and folk music of Spain, we hear marches, dances, songs and the raw street sounds of foot-stamping, hand-clapping and guitar-strums. Stephen Yates’ modern-day take on an anonymous Spanish 18th century fandango resulted in his own melodramatic fantasy Fandangle Indeed. Wind back the clock a couple of centuries and we find Domenico Scarlatti doing a similar thing. His sonatas for harpsichord reveal strangely modern dissonances, insistent patterns and heart-breaking melodies set to guitar-like accompaniments. Eerily similar in style is Bach’s Fantasia in C minor.

Kids Pot and Plant Day at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Saturday 23rd of September
10:00 - 12:00
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
PH. (02) 4684 1112

Introduce the kids to nature this winter with our Pot and Plant Day on Saturday 23rd of September.
The children will learn about the importance of planting trees and keeping nature alive with various activities tailored for the K-7 age range.
Age: 6 – 13 years
Cost: $15.00 each | $10:00 for each child from one family | $10 for each child with parents attending Photography workshop ... (includes lunch, drinks, plants and seeds)

NPWS - Discovery Spring Holiday Program

Saturday 23 September - Sunday 8 October
PH. 4887 7270

Discover the Spring Holiday Program.
From rare rocks and plants to unique animals and cultural sites, national parks are places you'll experience wonders unlike anywhere else in the world.
Discover the wonders of each of these special places on a r ranger-guided tour.

Saturday 23 Sept - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton NP
Monday 25 Sept - Beach Rd, Seven Mile Beach NP
Wednesday 27 Sept - Darkes Forest Rd, Dharawal NP
Friday 29 Sept - Depot Beach, Murramarang NP
Saturday 30 Sept - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton NP
Tuesday 3 Oct - Gerroa Headland, Seven Mile Beach NP
Wednesday 4 Oct - Minnamurra Rainforest Centre, Budderoo NP
Thursday 5 Oct - Greenfield Beach, Jervis Bay NP
Friday 6 Oct - Depot Beach, Murramarang NP
Saturday 7 Oct - Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Huskisson
Sunday 8 Oct  - Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Morton NP

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Tulip Time Festival Stalls

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 September
Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday (9am-4pm)
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
PH. 02 4871 2888

Be enticed by over 20 local land regional stallholders from homemade jams, homewares,
clothing, jewellery, soaps to candles.

Light refreshments including coffee, tea and scones, sandwiches, pies and other fresh and
prepared foods will also be available in Corbett Gardens.

Additional stallholders will join the festivities on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 with
even more products to tempt visitors.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Saturday 23rd of September
2.00 PM & 7.30 PM
SOLDIERS MEMORIAL HALL, RAILWAY AVE, BUNDANOON
PH. 02 4883 7195

The Pirates of Penzance. On the coast of Cornwall, a gang of pirates play and party as Frederic (a pirate apprentice) reminds the pirate king that his obligation to the gang is soon over. He was apprenticed to the pirates only until his twenty-first birthday, which is that day, and he is leaving them. Tickets Adults $30, Concessions $25, Child $5 phone Gale 02 4883 7195.

Spring At Zen Oasis

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 September
10am to 4pm
Zen Oasis 230 Medway Road, Medway NSW 2577
E. associates@zen-oasis.com

2017 – such a crazy year! Yet it will not change who we’re supposed to be!

Let’s experience the beauty of transformation at the Zen Oasis beautiful garden.
Do you know we can create magic? What is the key element for creating the magic?
Join us for a workshop on the art of tea, and the art of bonsai, for refreshing our mind.
We can get in touch with ourselves through the art.
Healthy cuisine, and healthy advice, will be available to help us know how to clean our body.
Let us take our dreams flying with the kite, or take our dream world home.
We can have a break in the coffee corner, to cultivate our sweetness, and walk in the Zen path.
Let’s experience the beauty of transformation. Let us bring love and beauty to the world together.
This Festival event will proceed on the weekends from 10 am to 4 pm, with free garden entry.
The Restaurant operates as normal

NSW Justices

Saturday 23rd of September
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Southern Highlands Miniature Railway

Saturday 23rd of September
10.00 - 2.00
Moss Vale Showgrounds, Illawarra Highway Moss Vale
E. nrgraham@hinet.net.au

Come along and enjoy a ride on the miniature railway. Open during the Moss Vale day market.
The railway is open for general public and can also be hired for private events.
Must wear enclosed shoes.
Non for profit organisation, new members welcome.
$2.00 per ride.
Located in the far right corner of the showground.

Weather Permitting

Moss Vale Market

Saturday 23rd of September
9am-2pm
Moss Vale Showground, Robertson Road, Moss Vale
PH. Bridie 0428 672 400

Buy fresh local produce straight off the farmer's truck. Gourmet goodies for sale then head down to the flea market for a good rummage! 

BESPOKEART FINE ART AUCTION

Sunday 24th of September
2PM
252 BONG BONG ST. (ENTER MERRIGANG ST)
E. bespoke@bespokeart.com.au

Artworks by 7 local artists go under the hammer in an entertain art auction conducted by auctioneer extraordinaire Tony Fountain.

BBT Bike Ride 2017 Supporting NSW Bike Week

Sunday 24th of September
Register to ride 10am
Bong Bong Track, Railway Road Burradoo southern end just past Oxley College
E. melanie.lausz@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Fitness and Fun for the family!
As part of NSW Bike Week come along and join the free cycling event
The ride is a 9km return course for bike riders of all ages and abilities along the beautiful Bong Bong Track, the Southern Highlands shared pedestrian/cycle path, which follows the Wingecarribee River.
FREE ENTRY - Register to ride at 10am
PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS, FREE FACE PAINTING, FUN TREASURE HUNT FOR THE KIDS!
SAUSAGE SIZZLE gold coin donation. Proceeds to Bicycles for Change
BRING - Own bike in good working condition, helmet (compulsory), covered shoes, sunscreen and water
For more details and a registration form visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au
or call Council’s Road Safety Officer on (02) 48 68 0888

Southern Highlands Spring Auto Fair

Sunday 24th of September
9am
Berrima Public School - Old Hume Hwy Berrima
PH. 0439 110 358

Join us for a day Vintage Veteran and Classic Cars, Hotrods, Motorcycles and Stationary Engines. Take a stroll around the Berrima Schoolyard Markets & enjoy the historic township of Berrima. Entrants Gift Bags for the first 150 vehicles entered, $10 vehicle entry, Spectators by gold coin donation. All proceeds going to the Southern Highlands Cancer Centre.

Nature Study Trail Walk at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Sunday 24th of September
11:45am
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
E. enquiries@wirrimbirra.com.au

Nature demonstrated more extremes this month with heavy rains and storms experienced across the Sydney, Illawarra and Southern Highlands.
Meet at the Visitors Info Centre (VIC) 11:45am, then to Charlies Point Rd for a tour through our wonderful bush then back to VIC for Afternoon Tea.
$15 per person
Bookings are essential, by phone (4684 1112), email (enquiries@wirrimbirra.com.au)

Can Assist Secret Garden Party

Sunday 24th of September
3 pm to 6 pm
TBA on Purchase of Ticket/s
E. marykehession@gmail.com

Can Assist is a non profit organisation raising money for Cancer Patients in the Southern Highlands.
The Secret Garden Party will be held in a beautiful Bowral home garden. Canapes, Wine, Champagne
and afternoon tea will be provided. Wandering minstrels will also play music during the afternoon.
Cost per person $55 Purchase of Tickets and further information Margaret 4861 2347 or
Merrillyn 0403 620 777
All Welcome...

Ephemeris - some notes from the natural world

Sunday 24 September - Sunday 12 November
10am to 5pm
Sturt Gallery & Studios Cnr Range Rd & Waverley Pde Mittagong
E. shop@sturt.nsw.edu.au

Jeff Mincham, Master of Australian Ceramics, comes to Sturt with a new exhibition opening on Sunday 24 September.

South Australian, Jeff Mincham AM, is a recognised master of Australian craft with an international reputation and is one of the most significant ceramic artists working in Australia today. In his very first exhibition at Sturt, Jeff will explore the Australian bush as inspiration for his new work made in a residency at Sturt Pottery.

“This exhibition represents a series of observations of the natural world, or at least the part of it that I am closest to.
It is a world that explains itself slowly and often in surprising ways. Events, some barely noticeable and others intense and dramatic, make up the continuous rhythm of life, death, rebirth and regeneration”.

The exhibition opening will take place on Sunday 24 September at 11am.

Sunday YOGA Indulgence

Sunday 24th of September
10:00am to 04:00pm
100-118 Grevillea Place, Colo Vale
E. thevalestudio@outlook.com

Move with the Seasons
with Special Guest Dru YogaTeacher, Fiona Davis

A day that can be enjoyed by beginners through to experienced yogis. It
will be flowing and gentle using Dru Yoga style principles to encourage stability and relaxation. The movements, breathing, relaxation and a short mindfulness practice will prepare you for the day and leave you feeling great! Lunch, a Woodland Walk and Noble Silence followed by a Restorative Practice designed to nurture and rejuvenate with Anne will complete your Vale Studio Indulgence.

Bookings Essential at www.thevalestudio.com
or call Anne on 0400 374 383

Berrima Schoolyard Markets

Sunday 24th of September
9am - 2pm
BERRIMA PUBLIC SCHOOL, OXLEY STREET, BERRIMA
PH. 0424 090 520

A market not to be missed!
Little did the shackled convicts labouring on the Old Well at Berrima School realise the significance of such a worthy edifice. Today the Well is a conduit for big market ideas, intriguing stalls, old and new wares, fresh produce, live music, children’s entertainment and a vibrant buzz of people. Just like the Old Well that irrigated the township, so flows the energy from new management that will whet your appetite to come back for more!
Please note phone contact for day of market only, all general correspondence to be emailed.

JAZZ AT THE MILL CAFE

Sunday 24th of September
4PM - 7PM
210 - 224 BONG BONG ST, BOWRAL
E. gbl.millcafe@outlook.com

Live Jazz with tapas menu at licensed venue. Great atmosphere complete with open fire. Bookings can be made by ringing The Mill Cafe on 4870 1293. There is a cover charge of $10.00 per person.

Farm Club Farm Walk

Sunday 24th of September
10am
Farm Club, Cnr Greenhills and Werai Road, Werai
PH. 02 4883 4664

Join a FREE guided walk on the FARM every Sunday at 10am.
Join the staff at Farm Club as you wonder through the fields and paddocks see the animals, feed the animals , maybe even take home an egg or two.
Approx 30 mins in duration.

Wingecarribee Vacation Care

Monday 25 - Friday 29 September
8am-6pm
Mittagong Public School Hall, Mittagong, Bessemer Street Enterance
PH. 4861 2866

The program offers supervised care for children who are enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm daily.
Activities will include art, craft, drama, games and music. Excursions are also arranged and will be advised at time of booking. Additional costs will apply for excursions and special “activity days” which may be arranged. Assistance may be available to families by way of Child Care Benefit.

PCYC School Holidays

Monday 25 September - Friday 6 October
10am - 4pm
PCYC, 6 Hawkins Drive, Mittagong
PH. 02 4868 5200

PCYC Southern Highlands
SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES  
Monday 25th -  Gymnastics & Tennis 5+
Tuesday 26th -  Archery 8+ & Gymnastics 5+
Wednesday 27th  - Dancing 5 + & Archery  8+
Thursday 28th  - Dancing 5+ & Jnr Fit Boxing 7+
Tuesday 3rd - Dancing 5+ & Futsal 5+
Wednesday 4th - OZ Tag Dodge Ball and Dancing 5+
Thursday 5th - Gymnastics & Boxing 5+
Friday 6th - Dancing 5+ Archery 8+
Price per day: $30 per day, Book 6 and get 1 day free - all participants must be PCYC Members ($10)
Morning Tea is included, Bring your own lunch.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
Payment must be made before a day of the activity.

School Holiday Activities

Monday 25 September - Friday 6 October
10:00am-4:00pm
6 Hawkins Drive
E. southernhighlands@pcycnsw.org.au

PCYC Southern Highlands School Holiday activities are perfect for children aged 5-12 years of age. They run
Monday-Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm every school holidays.
We a wide range of activities which include, dance, gymnastics, archery, boxing, tennis, futsal (Indoor Soccer), netball, little ninja's and many more.
These activities are a great way to ensure no holiday broaden and that your children get active during the holidays.
Cost is $30 per day. For more information or to book please call us on 02 4868 5200 or email us on southernhighlands@pcycnsw.org.au

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 26th of September
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Heritage Raider School Holiday Activitiy

Wednesday 27 - Friday 29 September
11am to 2:30pm
St Jude Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. info@bradman.com.au

The Heritage Raider school holiday activities provide kids and adults the chance to interact with actual objects from the Bradman Collection and view rare images from the Museum’s archives. During the program you will go behind the scenes where the magic of capturing cricket’s heritage takes place. All day admission to the Bradman Museum is included.

11:00am to 2:30pm on 27, 28, 29 September or 5 October 2017

The Bradman Centre’s school holiday heritage experience connects generations, across all eras through an up close and personal interactive experience with precious artefacts and images from the Museum’s rich archives. See firsthand the behind the scenes process of capturing the games heritage in this 3 1/2 hour experience.

Discover the significance of the Bradman Oval and explore your take home Heritage Raider Kit. A special gift of an authentic core from the historic Bradman Oval is included in your unique Kit.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 27th of September
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 27th of September
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Castle Kingdom School Holiday Fun

Thursday 28 September - Tuesday 3 October
Moss Vale Service Club, Argyle St & Waite St, Moss Vale
PH. 0422 785 371

School Holiday Fun at Moss Vale Services Club. Giant slide, Obstacle course, Jumping Castle, Basketball Shoot out, Soft Play and Giant Games! 
Thursday 28/9 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Friday 29/9 10am-1pm, 2-5pm
Saturday 30/9 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm
Sunday 01/10 10am-1pm (special needs session)
Monday 2/10 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 3/10 10am-1pm, 2-5pm
Child Ticket $12.50 Adult $5.00
Spectators Free
* Tickets to special needs session strictly limited and booking are essential,  profits from this session are being donated to Bridges for Learning.
For full details check out the Castle Kingdom Facebook page.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 28th of September
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 28th of September
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 28th of September
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.

2017 Australian Highlands Wineshow Awards & Gourmet dinner

Friday 29th of September
7pm
Gibraltar Hotel Bowral 7 Boronia Street Bowral

Join us at this prestigious awards dinner along with Justine Schofield from Masterchef Australia and Everyday Gourmet, where the award winning wines from the 2017 Australian Highlands Wineshow will be matched with the best local produce from the Highlands all created by local award winning chefs.
There will be canapes on arrival followed by a three course dinner with matching wines from the final trophy winning wines announced during the evening. Tickets $150 per person.
This is the years finest gourmet dinner and a must attend event all supported by Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association, Gibraltar Bowral, Porsche Centre Sydney South and Destination Southern Highlands.
HURRY Book now before tickets are sold out. 

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 29th of September
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October
Corbett Gardens, Bendooley Street, Bowral
E. festival@southernhighlandsfoodandwine.com.au

BRINGING THE HIGHLANDS MOST CREATIVE FOOD AND WINE PRODUCERS TO TOWN
Come join the Highlands most innovative and award-winning cold-climate wine makers, clever food producers and creative chefs when they showcase the regions’ abundance and diversity of food and wine to thousands of foodies and wine lovers from near and far.
Corbett Gardens will be bristling with entertainment, pop up restaurants, food and wine tastings, and a few surprises yet to be announced. Come taste the Highlands’ passion for food and wine!
Getting There: It’s an easy 90 minute drive from Sydney or Canberra and parking is free or Corbett Gardens is a short walk from Bowral train station.
Tickets for the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Festival can be purchased online for the discounted price of $12 for adults. Children under 18 are free. Tickets at the gate on the day are $15 for adults.

Gardenalia - Open Garden and Plant Stall

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October
10 till 4pm
5 May Street, Robeertson
PH. 02 4885 1864

Potted garden design, rare plants and gardenalia.
You'll be constantly delighted as you wander through these inspiring gardens with over 500 pots of rare and unusual plants all designed to compliment the water gardens, statuary and gardenalia.  
*40 year old Wisteria  
*Weeping Japanese Maples
*Espaliers - pears and apples  
*Bay trees, toparies, bulbs
*Clematis, fushias and roses  
*Vireya Rhodos and camellias
*Cycads, succulents and peonies
*Cyclamens, herbs and natives
*Vegetables and hedges  
2017 Open Dates: Tulip Time 12-24 September
Opening every LAST weekend of the month until May 2018  
Entry $8pp supporting Diabetes NSW
Groups welcome by appointment anytime during Spring Summer and Autumn  

Bluebell and Sculpture Walk Hosted By Southern Highlands Botanical Gardens

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October
Daily 10am-4pm
Vine Lodge 126 Osborne Rd, Burradoo

Wander past drifts of bluebells and numerous eclectic sculptures in the wonderful 'Vine Cottage' garden. Take the opportunity to buy sought after plants from the SHBG Plant Growers group or even purchase a sculpture. Admission $5, children free.

Spring At Zen Oasis

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 1 October
10AM - 4PM
Zen Oasis 230 Medway Road, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1285

2017 – such a crazy year! Yet it will not change who we’re supposed to be!

Let’s experience the beauty of transformation at the Zen Oasis beautiful garden.

Do you know we can create magic? What is the key element for creating the magic?

Join us for a workshop on the art of tea, and the art of bonsai, for refreshing our mind.

We can get in touch with ourselves through the art.

Healthy cuisine, and healthy advice, will be available to help us know how to clean our body.

Let us take our dreams flying with the kite, or take our dream world home.

We can have a break in the coffee corner, to cultivate our sweetness, and walk in the Zen path.

Let’s experience the beauty of transformation. Let us bring love and beauty to the world together.

This Festival event will proceed on the weekends from 10 am to 4 pm, with free garden entry.

The Restaurant operates as normal


Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 30 September - Monday 2 October
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend 

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only 

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend 

2018 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only 

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person- seniors
Children are free but must be supervised 

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only 

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only 

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available 

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly 

5TH CHAPTER ESTATE OPEN GARDEN

Saturday 30 September - Monday 2 October
10:00am to 3:30pm*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. garden@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.  
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
Open Times 10am - 3:30pm
*Please note gates close strictly at 4pm
Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions from Bowral:
Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east.
Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

Mittagong Markets

Saturday 30th of September
8AM TILL 2PM
UNITING CHURCH GROUNDS - CNR ALICE & ALBERT ST MITTAGONG
PH. Sandra 0424 095 195

Mittagong Market promises to be the friendly, local, affordable and country market!
3rd & 5th Saturday each month.

Free Music in the Vines

Saturday 30th of September
1-4pm
110 Joadja Road Berrima NSW 2577
E. greatwine@joadjaestate.com.au

JOADJA ESTATE PRESENTS 'THE STRING FAMILY'
Australia's own travelling musical gypsies! This show features four members of one family all classically trained string players bringing music to people around Australia. Featuring 2 cellos, 2 violins, voice and percussion they incorporate their unique story of life on the road. A show not to be missed!
Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, BBQ and cheese platters plus free wine tastings all day. Fun for young and old. No bookings required. For more information visit www.joadjaestate.com.au or phone 4878 5236.

NSW Justices

Saturday 30th of September
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

Quarter Acre Farm Open Garden

Sunday 1st of October
10 am - 4 pm
Private address - please contact for details
E. thequarteracrefarm@gmail.com

Come and visit the Quarter Acre Farm, an ornamedible garden on an urban block. This garden has evolved over 12 years into an abundant food forest using ecological gardening practices and employing Permaculture principles. If you're looking for design ideas or interested in repurposing and recycling materials there's plenty to see here. Crops are interplanted and where volunteer vegetables leave space so you won't see row crops or strict rotations, rather, it's a foraged system where edible weeds, edible flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruit are available year round. The QAF is a regular supplier to some of the regions best restaurants, contributing crops that aren't often found in wholesale distribution. QAF's hops have also featured in the Ironbark Red Ale at the nearby Eden Brewery. Self confessed plant nerd and lazy gardener Joanne Dodd looks forward to meeting you.

Breakfast in the Bush at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary

Sunday 1st of October
9am - 11am
3105 Remembrance Driveway, Bargo NSW 2574
E. enquiries@wirrimbirra.com.au

Enjoy Breakfast in the Bush at Wirrimbirra Sanctuary
$10 per person
9am - 11am

Farm Club Farm Walk

Sunday 1st of October
10am
Farm Club, Cnr Greenhills and Werai Road, Werai
PH. 02 4883 4664

Join a FREE guided walk on the FARM every Sunday at 10am.
Join the staff at Farm Club as you wonder through the fields and paddocks see the animals, feed the animals , maybe even take home an egg or two.
Approx 30 mins in duration.

Bundanoon Makers Market

Sunday 1st of October
8.30AM TILL 2PM
Soldiers Memorial Hall, Railway Ave Bundanoon
PH. Lisa 0411 297 963

    The new look Bundanoon Makers Market
The 1st and 3rd Sunday every month (except January) 
Makers and Bakers, Movers and Shakers.
A market for the Craftsmith! Sewers, Knitters, woodworkers, Photographers , Leatherwork and silver Jewellery plus all you need for meals during the week . Fresh Fruit and Vegetables , Freshly baked Bread , Lebanese take home meals, Hot Indian dishes ,Japanese Pancakes, Honey and Eggs plus a delicious assortment of cakes , pies and beautiful melting moments. Well worth the scenic drive - You will always find something new. 

Kaz Kids - Indigenous Art Making

Tuesday 3rd of October
9.30-3pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

Little is known about our own Koori culture in the Southern Highlands and what better way to engage and teach children about this deep history than through art.
Indigenous art is earthy, tactile, grounding and creative. These classes are conducted by trained indigenous artists who have an ability to connect with children in a naturally warm way and teach them the how to create their own indigenous inspired artworks to take home and enjoy.
The children will not only benefit from a terrific art lesson but will also have a wonderfully rich cultural experience. ...and remember, our workshops include morning tea and lunch for only $55!

School Holidays - Steve Waugh Cricket Bradman Foundation Cricket Clinic

Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 October
9.30am-4pm both days (rego from 9am)
Bradman Oval, St Jude Street, Bowral
PH. 0404 865 109

Steve Waugh Cricket will provide cricket coaching clinics for young cricketers at the historic
Bradman Oval, Bowral these school holidays.

Aimed at young players, girls and boys aged between 6 and 16, the cricket clinic partnership between the Bradman Foundation and Steve Waugh Cricket continues the tradition of providing a unique opportunity for young cricketers to develop their skills during the school holidays.
2 full days for $269

Wingecarribee Vacation Care

Tuesday 3 - Friday 6 October
8am-6pm
Mittagong Public School Hall, Mittagong, Bessemer Street Enterance
PH. 4861 2866

The program offers supervised care for children who are enrolled from Kindergarten to Year 6 between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm daily.
Activities will include art, craft, drama, games and music. Excursions are also arranged and will be advised at time of booking. Additional costs will apply for excursions and special “activity days” which may be arranged. Assistance may be available to families by way of Child Care Benefit.

COOKABILITY - SCHOOL HOLIDAY COOKING SCHOOL FOR KIDS

Tuesday 3 - Wednesday 4 October
9.30am - 3.30pm
Oxley College, Railway Parade, Burradoo
PH. 0412 060 339

COOKABILITY - SCHOOL HOLIDAY COOKING SCHOOL FOR KIDS
Tue 3rd Oct – Chicken Filo and Apple Crumble $80.00
Learn lots of new skills today as we make awesome chicken parcels – layers of lovely pastry filled with your delicious chicken mix ready to take home for dinner and then create your own yummy apple crumble to have for dessert.  $80.00 per person 6yrs upwards 9.30am to 3.30pm 


Wed 4th Oct – Asian Chicken Noodle Soup and Meringue Kisses $80.00
Create a scrumptious hearty soup today with some lovely Asian flavours. Learn how to poach your chicken in your own broth and add some yummy noodles to finish it off. Then learn the art of making beautiful meringue and turn it into some lovely kisses to take home and share with family and friends.
6yrs upwards  9.30am to 3.30pm 


Thursday and Friday SOLD OUT ALREADY! 

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 3rd of October
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

KAZ KIDS - MAGIC WORKSHOP

Wednesday 4th of October
9.30am-3pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

This is a one day Magic workshop with tricks from the Discover Magic course. This course will include a variety of magic tricks highlighting various aspects of magic. The course includes all materials and child gets to take home secret magic folders and specially designed magic tricks.
The Magic workshop has now been running for over 2 years, with no workshop the same. So even if your child has attended one of our classes, they will not be disappointed.
$55.00 per child Morning Tea and Lunch is included 

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 4th of October
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 4th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Serendipity - Wayne Davis and friends

Thursday 5 - Tuesday 10 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

Please join Wayne Davis and friends at their art exhibition., "Serendipity", at the Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral from 5 - 10 October, 2017 - open 10am - 4pm daily.

There will be an official opening on Saturday 7th October from 3pm - please feel welcome to join the artists for refreshments.

Heritage Raider School Holiday Activitiy

Thursday 5th of October
11am to 2:30pm
St Jude Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. info@bradman.com.au

The Heritage Raider school holiday activities provide kids and adults the chance to interact with actual objects from the Bradman Collection and view rare images from the Museum’s archives. During the program you will go behind the scenes where the magic of capturing cricket’s heritage takes place. All day admission to the Bradman Museum is included.

11:00am to 2:30pm on 27, 28, 29 September or 5 October 2017

The Bradman Centre’s school holiday heritage experience connects generations, across all eras through an up close and personal interactive experience with precious artefacts and images from the Museum’s rich archives. See firsthand the behind the scenes process of capturing the games heritage in this 3 1/2 hour experience.

Discover the significance of the Bradman Oval and explore your take home Heritage Raider Kit. A special gift of an authentic core from the historic Bradman Oval is included in your unique Kit.

Kaz Kids -The Steam Lab's Sewable Circuits

Thursday 5th of October
9.30am-3pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576

The Steam Lab presents “Sewable Circuits”, a one day workshop for kids aged 10 to 16. Sewable Circuits is a great hands on course for your mini makers to learn the basics of hand sewing and electrical circuits.
 Using conductive thread and sewable LEDs we will be designing and constructing our own light up headbands or caps.  Each child will bring home their light up creation. ...and remember, our workshops include morning tea and lunch for only $55!

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 5th of October
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 5th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Drink and Draw - Life Drawing

Thursday 5th of October
5.45pm
Shop 10, Springetts Arcade, 302 Bong Bong St, Bowral
E. hamish@tenthousandpaces.com

One of the most enduring subjects for most artforms is the human body in all it's diversity. Join us for this monthly life drawing group where we get to work with various life models in a relaxed and creative setting.
Fees are $20 per session which include a glass of wine from one of the local vineyards. Pop into the gallery before the event or message us for PayPal details.
We work independantly at our own pace and at whatever level you are at. Absolute beginners through to advanced are welcome. Bring your own materials in whatever artform you wish to explore (except for photography). Our space isnt large so there will be limited space for easels. This isnt a teaching session although there is a wonderful atmosphere of creative collaboration in which the artists involved often look at each others work during breaks. Advice, if sought, would be freely and

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 5th of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.

KAZ KIDS - PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Friday 6th of October
9.30am-3pm
15-17 Kirkham Rd, Bowral NSW 2576
E. info@kazkidsworkshops.org.au

(It is preferred if you can bring your own camera, however; if you don’t have one, just let us know prior)

Come and join in the fun of learning how to take awesome photographic portraits of your family and friends! In this workshop we will cover the basics of how your camera works, what makes a great picture, how different lighting will change the mood and look of your photo.
You will walk away with some great images of your fellow photographers and some great new skills you can use to take great pictures of your family and friends at home. 
...and remember, our workshops include morning tea and lunch for only $55!


5TH CHAPTER OPEN GARDEN

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 October
10.00AM TO 3.30PM*
217 Walkers Lane, Avoca
E. info@fifthchapter.com.au

The 10 acres of garden are predominantly traditional English in style with separate enclosed French garden, Japanese garden and rose gardens.
5th Chapter Estates gardens are undoubtedly amongst the best in the Southern Highlands. Nurtured by a great team. Stunning in every season.
Tulips, Azaleas, Rhododendrons and our cherry tree walk provide a wonderful show in spring and in autumn the trees provide a vivid colour.
2017 Open Dates
April - July (By Appointment Only)
August - Friday 26 Daffodil Day
September - 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 30
October - 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 14 and 15
November - 11 and 12
Open Times 10am - 3:30pm
*Please note gates close strictly at 4pm
Admission $10.00 per adult, accompanying children FREE
All proceeds donated to The Garvan Institute of Medical Research For appointments email garden@fifthchapter.com.au or phone John 0435 107 456
Directions from Bowral:

Travel along Kangaloon Road, cross over the Illawarra Hwy on Sheepwash Rd heading east.
Take 1st right (Walkers Rd), then left into Walkers Lane (please note all unsealed roads).
Keep going down lane then follow 5th Chapter signs.

NSW Justices mittagong

Friday 6th of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong NSW 2575
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

OKTOBERFEST

Saturday 7th of October
9:00AM - 2:00PM
28 Railway Avenue COLO VALE
E. surellis@bigpond.com

Celebrate the German culture and food at a small local friendly Village Market. We offer fabulous German gourmet food, a variety in the Salad Bar, the BBQ that is non-stop and desserts to die for. The friendly stallholders with their local craft and fresh produce will not disappoint. Our Village Mens Shed gents are gifted and offer some unique items for sale. Enjoy the local beer of Eden Brewery (Mittagong), and we also offer Apple Cider. Free jumping castle for the kiddies. What more could you ask for. Come along and have some fun.

Perennial Hill Open Garden

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 October
10am to 4pm
1 Nero Street, Mittagong
PH. 0409 244 200

Perennial Hill, established in 2001, is a one acre, cool-climate garden on Mt. Gibraltar.

The garden is wonderfully designed with much to inspire.

Highlights include: conifer gardens, rockery, dry-stone walls, topiary garden, French parterre and beautiful perennial borders in Summer.

2017 Spring Dates
September - daily from 12 to 24 September (Tulip Time)
October - each weekend
November - each weekend

2017 Summer Dates
December - first weekend only

2018 Summer Dates
January - each weekend
February - each weekend

2018 Autumn Dates
March - each weekend
April - third weekend only

Admission
$8 per person - adults
$7 per person - seniors
Children are free but must be supervised

Dogs
Dogs are welcome - on leash only

Groups
Large groups are by appointment only

Toilets
Toilet facilities are available

Parking
On street parking only - please park responsibly


Spring At Zen Oasis

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 October
10am - 4pm
Zen Oasis 230 Medway Road, Berrima
PH. 02 4877 1285

2017 – such a crazy year! Yet it will not change who we’re supposed to be!

Let’s experience the beauty of transformation at the Zen Oasis beautiful garden.

Do you know we can create magic? What is the key element for creating the magic?

Join us for a workshop on the art of tea, and the art of bonsai, for refreshing our mind.

We can get in touch with ourselves through the art.

Healthy cuisine, and healthy advice, will be available to help us know how to clean our body.

Let us take our dreams flying with the kite, or take our dream world home.

We can have a break in the coffee corner, to cultivate our sweetness, and walk in the Zen path.

Let’s experience the beauty of transformation. Let us bring love and beauty to the world together.

This Festival event will proceed on the weekends from 10 am to 4 pm, with free garden entry.

The Restaurant operates as normal


CONTOURS - Penelope Oates paintings - Darren Oates fine woodwork

Saturday 7 - Tuesday 31 October
10 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Milk Factory Gallery -33 Station Street Bowral
E. gallery@milkfactorygallery.com.au

CONTOURS - Penelope & Darren Oates - The inspiration for this exhibition comes from our respective disciplines as both artist and artisan and the commonalities we see in both our work.
Penelope’s works are characterized by layered, textural and etched surfaces where the contours of the landscape often merge the delineation between land, sea and sky. This layering of mixed media with the predominant use of coloured inks on timber shapes, perfectly cut to size by Darren in his workshop, allow Penelope to explore varying shapes and contours as a painting surface, rather than always adhering to the more conventional and restrictive size and shape of a canvas.
Darren’s furniture is characterized by a strong use of curves that are achieved by molding timber into forms that mirror the shapes and contours we find in nature. These curved elements are largely a result of using bent laminations.

Robertson Open Gardens

Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 October
10am to 4:00pm
Robertson
E. robertsonopengardens@gmail.com

Stroll through 7 beautiful gardens ranging from smaller town gardens to larger country gardens.

Individual garden details will be available shortly.

Tickets can be purchased for 1 or all 7 gardens.

$5 per garden or $20 for all 7 gardens.

Tickets are valid for 2 days: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2017.

Garden descriptions and tickets will be available from the CTC Technology Centre, Illawarra Highway, Robertson from 8.30am each day.

Groups should contact:

Colin 0421 061 651 or Marion 0401 425 565 for pre-purchase of group tickets.

All proceeds will go to local community initiatives.

Exeter Markets

Saturday 7th of October
9.00am - 2.00pm
Exeter Village Hall, Exeter Road, Exeter
PH. 0405 142 782


Regular markets on the First Saturday of the month.
 Exeter Village Market is living history - the perfect place for a family day out. 

Check website for January Market.

Colo Vale Village Markets

Saturday 7th of October
9am - 2pm
Colo Vale Village Hall, Railway Ave Colo Vale
PH. John and Pam 0400 728 395

Visit the market and browse the stalls which include country crafts, handcrafted goods, plants, jewellery, jams, chocolates, fresh garden vegetables in season and much more.
Playground for the children.   

NSW Justices

Saturday 7th of October
10am-1pm
Mittagong Market Place, 197 Old Hume Hwy, Mittagong
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

NSW Justices

Saturday 7th of October
10am-12midday
COLO VALE MARKETS AT COLO VALE VILLAGE HALL, RAILWAY AVE COLO VALE
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF NATIONAL PARKS WILDLIFE SERVICE

Sunday 8th of October
9.30am - 3.00pm
Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Nowra Road Fitzroy Falls
PH. 4887 7270

Come and join the crew at Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Day includes Aboriginal cultural presentations, bushtucker walks, guided nature walks, a photographic display and activities for children.
Enjoy a free Sausage sizzle as you discover your inner wilderness!

Robertson Waratah Dog Walk

Sunday 8th of October
10am
Meryla Street, Robertson
E. accn@bigpond.com

A fantastically fun and truly tail-wagging event!
$5 per dog / dog family
$5 per entrant if you are dogless
Three walks – long, medium, short
to suit walker and dog abilities
Doggy goodies and fabulous raffles
Dogs must be: healthy, socialised, non aggressive, under responsible control and kept on a lead at all times
Plus:
• It’s ROBERTSON OPEN GARDEN WEEKEND!
• It’s ROBERTSON’ HERITAGE RAILWAY SPRING EVENT
• Art in Flowers Exhibition in the Fettlers Shed
• Model train displays
• Vintage farm machinery
• BBQ SAUSAGE SIZZLE, Delicious food and refreshments!
Register and information: www.robertsonrailway.org.au
➢ Arrive no later than 9.30am to pay and prepare for the walk!
➢ Held at Robertson Heritage Railway and Common
➢ Enter via Meryla St before the train line – please follow signs

ROBERTSON HERITAGE RAILWAY STATION SPRING EVENT

Sunday 8th of October
10am - 3pm
Meryla Street Robertson,
E. accn@bigpond.com

Model Train Displays
"2017 Art in Flowers" Exhibition,
Open Garden - Waratahs in bloom and for sale – flowers and seeds
Sausage Sizzle - Hot & Cold Food,
Vintage Farm Machinery
PLUS Robertson Waratah Dog Walk

Farm Club Farm Walk

Sunday 8th of October
10am
Farm Club, Cnr Greenhills and Werai Road, Werai
PH. 02 4883 4664

Join a FREE guided walk on the FARM every Sunday at 10am.
Join the staff at Farm Club as you wonder through the fields and paddocks see the animals, feed the animals , maybe even take home an egg or two.
Approx 30 mins in duration.

YOGA IN THE VINES

Sunday 8th of October
Artemis Wines, 46 Sir Charles Moses Lane, off the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong
E. sales@artemiswines.com.au

FROM OCTOBER TO MARCH ONLY
Every second Sunday of the month - Yoga in the Vines
Join Annie from Southern Highlands Yoga for an early morning/late afternoon yoga class on our lawn in front of the vines. Times will be confirmed.


Robertson Markets

Sunday 8th of October
9am - 2pm
School of Arts, Hoddle Street, Robertson
PH. 0408 238 575

Always a wide variety of stalls and bargains. Refreshments available.
Come and visit the green heart of the Highlands!


Gnocchi Cooking Demonstration

Monday 9th of October
10:00am
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy
E. jaun@shw.com.au

Back by popular demand... It's all about Gnocchi!!
We have done it before and we're doing it again. Thank you for all your requests.
Learn the art of making the perfect potato gnocchi and the secret tricks of the trade.
Done well Gnocchi is perfect with sage and burnt butter, ragu, or a simple Napoli sauce.
When: Monday 9th October
Time: 10:00am start followed by lunch 
Cost: $50 includes demonstration, lunch and a glass of wine
Bookings are essential. Contact Juan Corradi, by email juan@shw.com.au or phone (02) 4868 2300.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Tuesday 10th of October
10.30am & 1.30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you! 
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness.  Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Bowral

Wednesday 11th of October
10am-1pm
Springetts Arcarde, 302-306 Bong Bong St, Bowral
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Wednesday 11th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep.
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct.
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

NSW Justices Moss Vale

Thursday 12th of October
10am-1pm
Moss Vale IGA, 11-13 Clarence St, Moss Vale NSW 2577
PH. 0412 401 813 or 0408 002 790

JP Services provided by NSWJWA Southern Highlands Branch, no appointment necessary.

The Ultimate Max - Mega Australian Xperience

Thursday 12th of October
10.30AM & 1.30PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Eling Forest Winery, Hume Hwy Sutton Forest
PH. Paul 0472 760 048 or Brad 0417 470 558

Our experienced bushmen will captivate you!
Watch the enthusiastic working kelpie sheep dogs muster sheep and demonstrate their endurance and toughness. Experience our whip cracking demonstration and finally be mesmerised by the skills of sheep shearing as shearers explain the process and demonstrate the timeless and traditional art of shearing a sheep
All of this and perfectly suituated approx half wa bwteen Sydney and Canberra on the Hume Highway
Adults $26 Family (2A+2C) $52 Pensions $15
For School groups and Other Groups please contact direct
Show Times Available : 10.30amd and 1.30pm Tues/Wed/Thur BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 

Railway Street Farmers Market

Thursday 12th of October
Winter 3pm-Last Light (5.15pm) Daylight Saving 3pm-6pm
Cnr Railway Ave and Spring Street, Moss Vale
E. menteith@bigpond.net.au

A new era in the local food movement in the Southern Highlands has begun.
The On the Grow Railway Street Farmers Market provides a place to do your  weekly shopping for healthy, fresh food produced in a sustainable way. No middle-men or wholesalers.The person you buy from either grew, harvested or produced the items offered for sale, providing a market focus on local, seasonal produce.

A Celebration of a life in Colour - Barbara Trapnell

Friday 13 - Sunday 22 October
10am - 4pm daily
Bowral Art Gallery, 1 Short Street, Bowral NSW 2576
E. publicity@bdasgallery.com

A Celebration of a life in Colour - exhibition at Bowral Art Gallery, 13 - 22 October, 2017
Barbara, artist and illustrator has developed and fine tuned her works over the past 60 years. This exhibition features works- some retrospective- on canvas, watercolours, prints and mixed media from the past 10 years, highlighting her love of colour and domestic subjects.
Please feel welcome to join Barbara at her official exhibition opening on Saturday, 14 October from 2pm.