Bloom Festival

17 Sep 2022—16 Oct 2022

Bloom Festival

Sat 17 September – Sunday 16 October 2022

Celebrate Spring and discover what is blooming at Lanyon Homestead, Calthorpes House and Mugga Mugga Cottage. Explore these historic places through photography, art and craft workshops, talks, tours and music.

Book in to one or more of the many events on offer. Order a picnic hamper from the Barrack’s Café and enjoy a picnic in the Lanyon Homestead grounds or treat yourself to one of their delicious High Teas. Stroll through our beautiful gardens.

Bloom Festival is part of the Floriade Community program.





Getting here by car:
Lanyon Homestead - c
ar parking is available onsite. The driveway entrance is on Tharwa Drive, approximately 250m south of Banks. The driveway is unsealed and limited to 40km/hr. Please reduce your speed around other vehicles, people and livestock.
Mugga Mugga Cottage – car parking at the Education Centre. Enter via Narrabundah Lane. Follow the road up through the gate and proceed to the Education Centre (to the left of the cottage).
Calthorpes House – car parking on site. Overflow parking in the area opposite Torres St.

Getting here by public transport:
Lanyon Homestead - t
here is no direct public transport to Lanyon Homestead. Public buses go to Lanyon Marketplace in Conder. You can then catch a taxi or Uber to Lanyon Homestead. For bus timetables, go to Timetables - Transport Canberra ( .

Need a ride? Visitors who have low mobility can ride in the people-mover from the carpark to the Homestead and Cafe. There is a radio at the carpark that connects you with our Museums Shop and Reception. Or speak to one of our friendly staff.

Mugga Mugga Cottage - f
or bus timetables, go to Timetables - Transport Canberra (
Calthorpes House - for bus timetables, go to Timetables - Transport Canberra (

Event Registration
: Pre-book your tour, talk or workshop to avoid disappointment.

Rain or Shine: We recommend wearing weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable enclosed shoes. Bring a hat and sunscreen, and rainproof clothing if necessary. If severe weather is expected, we will cancel the event. All participants who have pre-registered or booked into a program will be contacted and refunds will be provided for paid ticketed programs.

Mobile reception & Wifi: As a rural property, there is limited mobile reception at Lanyon Homestead and sometimes the wi-fi can be unreliable. We recommend that you bring cash in case our EFTPOS goes off-line for purchases at the Museum Shop and Cafe.
Mugga Mugga Cottage has limited wifi access. Calthorpes House has wifi reception.

Leave only footsteps & take your rubbish home: ACT City Services doesn't make it to Lanyon Homestead. This means all rubbish has to be especially trucked out. Help reduce the environmental impact of the event by taking you rubbish home. Bring your own keep cup if you're planning on getting a take-away coffee.

Help look after our site: Lanyon Homestead
, Mugga Mugga Cottage and Calthorpes House are heritage sites. Please be mindful of historic plantings, gardens and buildings. Take care when walking through the properties as there are uneven surfaces in the gardens, paths and buildings.

Pets and Service Dogs: Please note that no pets, with the exception of special service dogs (ie guide dogs), are permitted on site at
ACT Historic Places. Lanyon Homestead includes paddocks with livestock and is surrounded by working farms.

Smoke Free Site: Smoking is not permitted at
any ACT Historic Place.

Have fun: Most importantly, we hope you enjoy your day.