Men who came back from the Great War could apply for a block of land, as reward for their service from a grateful nation. While such an offer promised a new start for the men and a step into economic security, for many of the men life on the soldier settler blocks brought years of struggle
Learn about caring for your summer vegetable garden and discover the benefits of succession planting to ensure you have vegetables for the whole season.
Why did farm workers need a tin dog? What is a tin dog and how much do you feed it?
Discover the art of Ikebana at Calthorpes House with innovative Sogetsu Ikebana teacher Alexander Evans from HanaKuma Ikebana
Visit the beautiful spring garden and immerse yourself in this classic example of garden city planning during Floriade.
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
Join our Head Gardener, Neil Walsh, to pick up a few tips on the basics of fruit tree and rose pruning
Explore the cottage and outbuildings to see examples of recycled materials the Curley family used in the 1900s.
Rug up warmly and join artist-in-residence Anne-Marie Jean for a fun and exploratory outdoor watercolour painting
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
In the spirit of the Curley family’s ‘make do/recycle/reuse’ lifestyle, learn how to make beeswax wraps in this hands-on workshop
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
A special Mother’s Day celebration – share family memories and glimpse into the life of a mother during the inter-war period
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