The recent rain has brought out one of Rouse Hill’s tiniest garden jewels – the bright blue flowered Herbertia.
As you may have seen from our previous posts we like to organise working bee’s at SLM’s properties throughout the year to get staff involved and out of the office; it also helps us to get on top of those jobs that have fallen behind or been forgotten about and the help of many hands definitely produces great results. For some of our staff the working bees can also be a chance to get to visit and know the property for their first time, as the majority of our staff are based at our head office in the city, The Mint.
Have a look at what's currently in bloom at Rouse Hill House and farm.
Earlier this year the Rouse Hill House and Farm Bathhouse building underwent some major renovations, requiring us to dig out its surrounding plants to reinstate once the works were completed. One of the biggest surprises we got was seeing the freesias blooming for the first time in quite a while.
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.
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.