Spring Harvest Festival 2018
Join us to celebrate the arrival of spring at our unique artisan food market, Spring Harvest Festival, returning to the beautiful grounds of Elizabeth Farm. We invite you to explore the rich culinary history of Australia’s oldest surviving homestead.
Elizabeth Farm Tearoom
Situated in the grounds of historic Elizabeth Farm, the Elizabeth Farm Tearoom offers coffee, cakes, devonshire teas, sandwiches and light lunches. Gluten free options available.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm
(last service 3.30pm)
70 Alice Street, Rosehill
T 02 9635 9488
Explore the garden
Little remains of John and Elizabeth Macarthur’s garden, with subdivisions reducing the total size of their property from over 120 hectares to less than one. But thanks to documentary and archaeological evidence, the remaining garden has been carefully reconstructed to reflect the Macarthurs’ time in the house and the site’s former glory.
Using original sketches, we were able to establish the types of plants that grew during the Macarthurs’ time. Pink China roses, lilies and a river gum tree were planted on the basis of a sketch by the artist Conrad Martens, and a beautiful veggie patch was established in recognition of the larger fruit and vegetable garden that once grew on the estate.
The site is now perfect for a family day out; once you’ve explored the house, you can borrow a picnic blanket and relax in the sun. Bring a picnic from home or there’s also a tearoom that serves snacks and drinks.