This Sunday at Elizabeth Farm we’re celebrating the bounty of the season with Spring Harvest Festival 2017!
As the seasons turn there are those plants we look out for, those changing leaf colours and flowers that punctuate the year and remind us that time is rolling on.
Currently flowering on the verandahs at Elizabeth Farm are exotics from South America – Bilbergia nutans, a type of bromeliad. They remind us that colonial gardens contained botanical riches from all around the world.
It’s that time of year already; when the famous Wisteria blooms on the verandah of Vaucluse House, bringing its sweet scent and purple tones.
In preparation for this weekend's 'Mad about Modernism' program to be held at Rose Seidler House, SLM's gardens team called in extra support to step up the maintenance of the garden to ensure it will be presented at its best.
Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward was a physician who lived near the docklands in London's east. In 1829 he was having little success with his fern garden, however carefully he planted and tended to it.
The Yulan Magnolia originates from south-eastern China and is documented in Sydney as a species Alexander Macleay received at Elizabeth Bay House in 1836.
Ever wanted a garden that didn’t require water or maintenance? Well the southern hemispheres’ only LEGO® certified professional has replicated not only the iconic Rouse Hill House but also the gardens and farm using only LEGO® bricks.
Most people think that winter would be a dull and boring time to visit gardens; however, the vivid display of colours at Vaucluse House are anything but boring and continue to surprise me year after year. Winter has quickly become one of my favourite seasons as there is such a large variety of plants in bloom or just waiting to burst open.
In this Plant your history blog, Sydney Living Museums’ gardening staff and curators share their knowledge and observations about the gardens at SLM. From basic plant information, gardening techniques and tips, through historic versus contemporary understanding of gardens, to what’s currently in bloom at our sites, they have plenty of insights for you.