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In the garden: Summer vegetables workshop
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In the garden: Summer vegetables workshop
20 October

Learn about caring for your summer vegetable garden and discover the benefits of succession planting to ensure you have vegetables for the whole season.

School Holiday Drop-In: Tin dog tinkering
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School Holiday Drop-In: Tin dog tinkering
10 October—11 October

Why did farm workers need a tin dog? What is a tin dog and how much do you feed it?

Workshop: Ikebana
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Workshop: Ikebana
22 September

Discover the art of Ikebana at Calthorpes House with innovative Sogetsu Ikebana teacher Alexander Evans from HanaKuma Ikebana

Calthorpes' House Floriade Extended Hours
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Calthorpes' House Floriade Extended Hours
15 September—14 October

Visit the beautiful spring garden and immerse yourself in this classic example of garden city planning during Floriade.

Walk: A home among the wattle trees
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Walk: A home among the wattle trees
25 August

Join Michael Mulvaney, Senior Environment Planner at ACT Parks, as he leads a tour of the lower slope of Red Hill to Canberra’s iconic wattle

In the Garden: Fruit tree and rose pruning
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In the Garden: Fruit tree and rose pruning
21 July
BOOKED OUT

Join our Head Gardener, Neil Walsh, to pick up a few tips on the basics of fruit tree and rose pruning

School Holiday Workshop: Curley-style construction
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School Holiday Workshop: Curley-style construction
20 July

Explore the cottage and outbuildings to see examples of recycled materials the Curley family used in the 1900s.

Workshop: Painting on silk in the gardens
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Workshop: Painting on silk in the gardens
30 June

Rug up warmly and join artist-in-residence Anne-Marie Jean for a fun and exploratory outdoor watercolour painting

Fire side chat: Around Australia's Capital - The Jefferis and Whelen Journal 1926–1931
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Fire side chat: Around Australia's Capital - The Jefferis and Whelen Journal 1926–1931
2 June

Gather around the fire at the Barracks Espresso Bar and Eating House and explore the remarkable 1300 mile journeys undertaken by George Jefferis and John Whelen in the Federal Capital Territory between 1926 and 1931

Workshop: Making Beeswax Wraps
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Workshop: Making Beeswax Wraps
19 May
BOOKED OUT

In the spirit of the Curley family’s ‘make do/recycle/reuse’ lifestyle, learn how to make beeswax wraps in this hands-on workshop

Mugga-Mugga: Mother’s Day
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Mugga-Mugga: Mother’s Day
13 May

Bring mum for a surprise visit to Mugga-Mugga Cottage this Mother’s Day and gain an insight into the lives of the rural pioneers who worked the Limestone Plains

Calthorpes' House: Mother's Day
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Calthorpes' House: Mother's Day
13 May

A special Mother’s Day celebration – share family memories and glimpse into the life of a mother during the inter-war period 

Lanyon: Mother's Day
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Lanyon: Mother's Day
13 May

Surprise Mum with a trip to Lanyon and a tour through the Homestead and glimpse into the lives of the people who made it their home over the last 180 years