Riversdale Ramble | A lot to keep you interested

Riversdale (pictured) is at 2 Twynam Drive, North Goulburn, open Mon/Tue/Thu 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Phone 4821 4741, Facebook RiversdaleHomesteadNSW, or see nationaltrust.org.au/riversdale. Photo supplied
Riversdale (pictured) is at 2 Twynam Drive, North Goulburn, open Mon/Tue/Thu 10am-2pm, Sun 10am-3pm. Phone 4821 4741, Facebook RiversdaleHomesteadNSW, or see nationaltrust.org.au/riversdale. Photo supplied

After a mid-winter break, welcome back not only to our fantastic volunteer team, but to some decent rain this month over the gardens.

Everything is starting to reawaken: ancient trees and shrubs and new waves of bulbs coming through, the tulips are next in our very own colonial floriade!

Every follow-up visit by the rain is very welcome to us now, just like your visits, and we have a lot to keep you interested for your diaries.

THIS SUNDAY

A reminder our next Car Boot Sale is August 20. There’ll be a barbecue, Devonshire Teas, our garden, gift shop and tours. For sellers it’s just $10 a boot/trailer, so call Judy if you’d like a space, on 0408 490 252. Public entry is free to the grounds.

GARDEN FAIR

Green thumbs, history buffs and plant vendors: lock in Sunday, November 5 because our annual Rare Plants and Growers Garden Fair is on again.

Named Goulburn’s best overall garden three years in a row, Best Heritage Garden several times, Best Commercial garden and a Goulburn Mulwaree Council Heritage Award, as well hosting Open Gardens Australia three years in a row, Riversdale is truly the winning place to hold a Garden Fair.

The Fair attracts more visitors each year. With specialist talks, tours and practical demonstrations, our usual hospitality, plenty of stalls and plants for sale as well as our official National Trust Gift Shop, it is great value at just $10 adult entry and $7 concession.

Stall holders should book as soon as possible: Dawn, 0409 953 859, Ros, 0414 951 955, or email riversdale@nationaltrust.com.au

NEW WORK

Work under a State Government’s heritage grant will start in November to repair gutters, the roof and more before interior house works next year, conducted by specialists Heritage Restoration. We are so pleased to be able to finally attack the rising damp and upgrade wall treatments, which we will manage to work around to keep our wonderful heritage open.

1967 – 2017

Celebrating 50 years of preservation in Goulburn. If it wasn’t for the Twynam family and the National Trust working together in 1967, Goulburn may not have the nationally significant colonial attraction we have today in Riversdale.

Five decades of hard work by local staff and volunteer armies have ensured this treasure not only survives but thrives, making sure Goulburn has proudly protected its unique heritage for future generations. We can’t do it all without your support, so come on over and keep our Riversdale going strong!