Rushall Park hosts Garden Party of the Year!

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Rushall Park hosts Garden Party of the Year!

February 20, 2019

Rushall Park

1pm – 4pm

20 Rushall Crescent, Fitzroy North, 3068

This is THE Garden Party to remember for 2019 where the past will meet the present and future.

You never know who you will meet – our founder George Coppin, well-known actor of the day Eloise Juno, and a few other characters will be ready to welcome you to an afternoon of theatre, music, gardens and tours of the cottages.

Renowned Australian singer Margret Roadknight will perform as will residents from dramatic backgrounds.

Follow your eyes to discover a scarecrow lurking somewhere; keep your ears open for down-on-his-luck Billy Barlow who ventured to Sydney to seek fortune only to return to England. Enjoy the sound of the Northcote High School’s jazz and strings ensembles, and watch out for acapella group Songbird.

Explore the gardens and find stunning art boxes created by residents, exhibition garden boxes which tell the history of gardening through the ages, as well as travel from 1869 to today through our history exhibition.

Book to go on house tours, which are priced at $15 for families, $12 for single, $10 concession, or take advantage of the self-guided tours to learn more about our heritage village.

Inquiries should go to:

Admission to the Garden Party is free but bookings are essential.


Parking is limited. Walk, ride, take the #86 tram, train to Rushall Station or catch the #250 or #251 bus.


Program as of August 2019 (details and times may change)


Gates Open



House Tour

Northcote Secondary School Brass Band



House Tour

Songbird Acapella



House Tour

Music by Tess McCullough



Concert by Margret Roadknight



House tour

Horticultural workshop



Music by Tess McCullough



House Tour



Play Twenty Shillings in the Pound



Music by Tess McCullough


Entertainment throughout the afternoon:

Colourful characters from the past and the odd scarecrow or two

Beyond the Gates history exhibition

Gardens through the ages

Afternoon tea

Plant sales

Art box tour of verandahs

Self-guided house and garden tours

Arts and craft sale: please note: sales will be cash only.


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