Bishopscourt tour

CRA Bishopscourt House & Garden Tour    Tuesday 18  October  at 10am

bishopscourtCRA and the Bishopscourt Community present a special house and garden tour on Tuesday morning October 18th.

Bishopscourt is owned by the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and is of historical and social importance as the oldest house in East Melbourne. Built both as an official residence and a family home, it has been the residence of the Anglican Bishops and later Archbishops of Melbourne since 1853. Being the last intact urban estate in the City of Melbourne, Bishopscourt has architectural significance, reflecting early style and building techniques. The 2 acre gardens will be at their springtime best. They include mature plants of historic interest, together with several trees listed on the City of Melbourne’s Exceptional Trees Register.

In the 1870s Bishopscourt served as the interim Government House. From its early years, hospitality has played a key role at Bishopscourt which has been host to distinguished visitors both local and international.

The tour commences at 10.00am with morning tea included and lasts for approximately two hours with Bishopscourt Community volunteers as your guides. Cost $20.00.
Book by credit here. To book and pay via bank transfer contact Philip Watts on 0412 167640