Eskbank House Museum is looking to bring together a small group of gardening enthusiasts to participate in a project to develop and nurture a heritage garden at the museum.

Drawing from historical references the project will create a 19th century garden that was typical during the time Mary Brown lived at the property.

The project will involve gardening workshops, field trips, talks and hands on gardening. The group will meet regularly for working-bees to establish the garden and for seasonal planting, and the garden will also be made accessible to participants 5 days a week so they can spend as much time pottering as they wish.  Gardening workshops and working-bees, including establishing an edible garden and working with environmental challenges and risk, will be led by Jessica Lawn from Arborvitae. As a horticulturist and arborist experiences with heritage gardens throughout the Blue Mountains region, Jessica has cared for many gardens at risk and nurtured their recovery following periods of drought and fires.

Registration closes Wednesday 12th May. The first group meeting is scheduled for w/c 17th May.

We are particularly interested in engaging fire affected or at risk residents

This project is funded under the Bushfire Community Resilience and Recovery Fund

 

For further information or to register your interest please contact:

Summar Hipworth, Cultural Development Officer

6354 9999 / summar.hipworth@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Eskbank House Museum, cnr Inch and Bennett Street, Lithgow