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Club Fellowship Activity – Visit Werribee Mansion – Gardens & House

May 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

MANSION:   Discover the Victorian era in Australia with a visit to Werribee Mansion. Located 30 minutes west of Melbourne at Werribee Park, ‘the mansion’ is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century and a must see attraction for visitors.

Werribee Mansion was completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family in 1877. Built in the Italianate architecture style, Werribee Mansion boasts 60 rooms in several wings. Following extensive restoration, many of the Chirnside family’s items, including clothing, furniture remain on display.

After your tour order delicious coffee, tea and refreshments in the café. Werribee Park offers luxurious 5 star accommodation at The Mansion Hotel and Spa. The hotel is located behind Werribee Mansion in a separate wing constructed by the Catholic Church when it was a training college for priests.

GARDENS:    Like many notable early settlers the Chirnsides were members of the Acclimatisation Society, an organisation which introduced several European flora and fauna species to the Australian landscape. As a result the ten hectares of manicured landscape contain a variety of exotic species combined with Australian natives.

The specific designer of the garden is unknown; however it is often credited to W.R. Guilfoyle, Curator of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens from 1879 to 1909.

The majestic gardens feature a colourful parterre, ornamental lake and grotto, glasshouses, heritage-listed trees and expansive lawns. Relax with a picnic or explore with enthusiasm, the formal gardens are a secret oasis awaiting discovery.

More information can be viewed on the following link http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/werribee-park/things-to-do/werribee-mansion

 

CAR POOLING :   To be organised closer to the event

Contact your Fellowship Committee to advise of your interest in going.

Details

Date:
May 10, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Contact the Rotary Club of Lilydale

Postal Address:    P.O. Box 127, Lilydale, Victoria  3140

Telephone:     0423 558 833

E-Mail Address:   [email protected]

Web Page:          www.rotarylilydale.org.au

 

 

 

 

Meeting Details

The Rotary Club of Lilydale currently meets bi-weekly on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. We meet at York on Lilydale, start arriving from 6:30 pm for 7:00 pm start.

Enter the Function room via Carpark. In the foyer look out for RCL sandwich board.
Register @ RCL check-in desk inside the Function room.

For current meeting details, refer to Events Calendar. To connect with meetings via Zoom click on this link.

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