Friday, April 27, 2012

Iandra Castle

Iandra - the Castle

Antoher great find - Iandra Castle near Grenfell NSW.
Beautiful rambling gardens, marvelous thick walls, numberous bedrooms, bathrooms, formal dining room, sitting room, billard room and the list goes on of the places to explore in this huge Castle.
The Castle has Open Days about four times a year. It is well worth the visit. I am sure you will be able to find the dates for open days on their website -
Take a picnic and sit in the gardens, you can get a good coffee from a vendor there. There are a few craft stalls there also - which are fun.
Do go and support this wonderful piece of our Australian Heritage - we did and had a great day.

Crisp Gallery Bowning NSW

The Crisp Gallery has a remarkable avenue of hybrid New Zealand Willows, walking under the Canopy is wonderfully peaceful.
The Crisp Gallery, on the Hume Highway near Bowning, is a fantastic find. We went to view the Icon exhibition by Lucy Antiloff and Joy MacDonald and found this treasure chest.  The surrounds are beautiful. Peter Crisp is an amazing artist. He was commissioned to create a gift for Prince Charles and Camilla and also Prince Fredrick and Princess Mary.

Do browse Peter's website -

It is a wonderful day outing from Canberra. It takes about an hour to  drive to the Galley from Canberra and is well worth the effort. The Gallery and Gardens are beautiful. They also serve Devonshire teas, have a gift shop and a fascinating array of geraniums for sale.

Harden/Murrumburrah Gold Trail 2012

Folk at the Harden/Murrumburrah Gold Trail show off their historical outfits
April 14th and 15th showcases the history of Harden/Murrumburrah each year highlighting a different aspect of story of the District. Last year we watched a re-enactment of the charge of the Light horse Brigade. This year one of the attractions was the shooting of the Assistant Gold Commissioner and the stage coach robbery attempt.
There are many food and local craft stalls and entertainment which included poetry, bands and vocalist singing ballards.
Put it on your calander for 2013!!