Winter sets in but Riversdale shines

STOCKING UP: Chief "pot-stirrer" Dawn bottles the latest Riversdale grown produce for sale at the shop. Riversdale is located in Twynam Drive.
STOCKING UP: Chief "pot-stirrer" Dawn bottles the latest Riversdale grown produce for sale at the shop. Riversdale is located in Twynam Drive.

Riversdale ramblings

The temperature has dropped and the sun is lower, but the house heaters are on and the garden keeps on giving.  

Different seasons offer different reasons to drop by – not only to check out in-house displays, but why not see the latest garden restoration in action or browse for that special gift?

It’s a great time to drop by with the winter air setting the mood – bring a classic novel and sit in the courtyard or garden, experience colonial living before electricity, facebook and smart tvs - better still, come and volunteer. There’s something for everyone all year round.  Your support helps keep Riversdale in shape - come along and bring your friends

This Sunday, June 18 is our next popular Devonshire Tea Day.  Don’t miss great food and atmosphere to help raise funds for site restoration!

Lock in Sunday, August 20 to be a car-boot seller at our popular quarterly community event – vendors should contact Judy on 0408 49 0252 or Dawn 0409 95 3859.

On Saturday, May 27 the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia chose Riversdale as their lunchtime stopover midway through their annual Rally of the South event.

Over 50 vintage cars revved into the site and our gardens, with around 90 people refuelling with a hearty lunch of soup, sandwich and specials prepared by our volunteers. These events are a great way of driving support for our local heritage and clutch a few extra dollars for preservation works. Turn your group’s ignition if your group may like the same opportunity!

New fruit conserve: The latest batch of home-grown fruit treats has hit our shop for sale, courtesy of our Goulburn Show-prize winning pot stirrers!  

Our medlar tree planted in the 1840s has allowed us to create jars of Medlar Jelly and Chutney alongside our jams, conserves and pickles. Drop by now to purchase and take a tour of the gardens!

Shop local for special gifts: After several weeks of effort the gift shop has been revamped!  

Why not drop by and check out books, treats, plants, luxury and home items for everyone – even Miss Mollie’s Lollies. Don’t forget Fathers’ Day coming up!  Every sale helps us keep Riversdale thriving.

Gardeners Heaven – the sturdy team of volunteers continue to literally keep Riversdale alive. Weekly working bees have bundles of jobs to do – whether picking fruit from trees planted in the 1840s, preparing the soil for spring crops or preparing plants for sale.

For more information on Riversdale visit our webpage at www.nationaltrust.org.au/nsw/Riversdale

NEW LOOK: The team has upgraded the gift shop to help you buy local.

NEW LOOK: The team has upgraded the gift shop to help you buy local.