Day bus tour: Old Graham Homestead, Hovell's Creek

8:45am Saturday, 28 September 2019
5:00pm Saturday, 28 September 2019
Tour
Bus departs: Canberra Museum and Gallery
176 London Circuit
Civic Square, Australian Capital Territory 2608
Australia

 

Join a special regional day-tour at a discount rate to Old Graham, a beautifully restored granite stone homestead at Hovell's Creek near Cowra.

The Canberra Museum and Gallery invites AMaGA members to participate in the day. AMaGA ACT is subsidising the cost for members to attend.

Homestead and collection
Lovingly restored by John and Liz Baker, the house and surrounding gardens have been transformed from a once dilapidated crumbling house to a beautiful country estate.

Avid collectors, John and Liz have filled their home with a range of Australiana ranging from table and oil lamps, china, tins, trophies, and oil paintings to farming tools and machinery.

Garden
The garden showcases an amazing array of flowers, native plants and trees and features an iris walk, pond and bog garden, stone bridge, labyrinth and nine standing stones. The surrounding paddock contains works by local sculptors of national acclaim as well as emerging artists.  There are 75 different sculptures to admire in the garden and surrounding sculpture paddock. Can you find them all?

Bus
Travel in comfort by bus from Canberra to Old Graham and join John and Liz for an intimate tour of their home. Listen to their stories about restoring Old Graham, and the hidden treasures they found through the process. After the tour, explore the garden and sculpture paddock at your own leisure.

The bus leaves and returns to the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Lunch
Lunch will be provided by the Country Women’s Association and eaten in the picturesque garden, weather permitting. Settle in for a great day out and be sure to bring a camera.

 

Cost

Members (including institutional members): $50     (use discount code provided in e-bulletin)
Non members: $75

 

Bookings

Bookings are made via the Eventbrite website: book here

To receive your special AMaGA discount please use the discount code sent to you via e-bulletin

Can't find your discount token? Log-in and view Discount token.

 

Bookings close

25 September 2019

 

 

 

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Bus departs and returns to Canberra Museum and Gallery

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