Country Style - - A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY -


Creswick Gar­den Lovers Week­end, Novem­ber 10th–11th En­joy pri­vate gar­dens in­clud­ing coun­try gar­dens, back­yards and court­yard gar­dens. Ex­plore a maze, rus­tic sculp­ture gar­den, flower show and bon­sai ex­hi­bi­tion. Satur­day 9am–5pm and Sun­day 9am–4pm. Tick­ets $5 per gar­den, chil­dren free. Start at Creswick Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, 19 Vic­to­ria Street, Creswick. 0405 717 321;


The Art of Giv­ing, Novem­ber 10th–de­cem­ber 2nd Re­pro­duc­tions of iconic Aus­tralian art are dis­played through­out the 19th-cen­tury South­ern High­lands man­sion Ret­ford Park, gifted by James Fair­fax to the Na­tional Trust of Aus­tralia (NSW) in 2016. Din­ners, tours and a book talk with artist Ben Quilty will be held, and lo­cal Artists of the Round Yard are show­ing

work. Book­ings es­sen­tial for events in the house, with a Na­tional Trust en­try fee to visit the ex­hi­bi­tion and gar­dens. Open 10am–4pm daily. Ret­ford Park, 1325 Old South Road, Bowral. (02) 4861 1933; na­tion­al­­ford-park-the-art-of-giv­ing


Paul Ban­gay’s Stone­fields Open Gar­den, Novem­ber 17th–18th Renowned land­scape de­signer Paul Ban­gay opens the gates to his pri­vate 16-hectare prop­erty in cen­tral Vic­to­ria, to raise funds for the Stephanie Alexan­der Kitchen Gar­den Foun­da­tion. Meet both the de­signer and the cel­e­brated food ed­u­ca­tor and buy food and hand­made goods. Open 10am–6pm both days. Tick­ets on­line be­fore Novem­ber 17th $30, or $40 at the gate. Chil­dren un­der 12 are free. kitchen­gar­den­foun­da­ stone­fields

Ret­ford Park in the South­ern High­lands hosts The Art of Giv­ing, with full-size re­pro­duc­tions of art­works such as Fred Wil­liams Wa­ter pond in a land­scape 1 (Na­tional Gallery of Aus­tralia, Can­berra).

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