Friends of Glenthorne warmly welcome new members and friends to assist with their conservation, restoration, and re-vegetation projects and other activities to protect Glenthorne farm into the future.
Special Events for the Opening of Glenthorne as a new National Park
- Glenthorne National Park (organised by DEW) – Open Days on April 5, 6, 7
- Unlocking the Secrets of Glenthorne. A History Month event (organised by Friends of Glenthorne) – Open Day May 5, 11am-2.30pm
This event will include a guided tour of the property and planting of a memorial tree in the Heritage Precinct by a descendant of the Porter family, the builders of Glenthorne House. The state heritage listed ruins date from the 1840s and the day will include a talk about the history of the property. Details in the History Month program (on-line after April 6). This event is free but bookings are essential – ring 0428315266.
- Historic Gems of Glenthorne National Park (organised by the Heritage Research Centre, City of Marion) – Exhibition May 3-12.
Location: Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove. Open to the public during library hours. This event will feature displays about the many historic sites within the new Glenthorne National Park.
- Meet the Author in History Month (organised by the City of Marion) – Talk May 6, 1.30-2.30pm.
Location: Cove Civic Centre, 1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove.
Author and book: Dr Pam Smith, co-author of ‘Glenthorne – a Defining History and Indefinite Politics’. Co-authors are Dr Keryn Walshe and Alan Burns.
Register for this event: https://historymonthglenthorne.eventbrite.com.au
Our Facebook page here
FoG Membership – If you want to become more involved with the Friends of Glenthorne Farm:
Book Launch – Glenthorne – A Defining History and Indefinite Politics.
Written by Dr. Pam Smith, Dr. Keryn Walshe, Mr. Alan Burns.
To order the book, see our Webpage. Click here.
2019 Enjoyment Days and Working Bees
The proposed enjoyment days for 2019 are usually the 3rd Sunday of the month, as follows, subject to possible change at late notice.
|January||Sunday||20/01/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|February||Sunday||17/02/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|March||Sunday||17/03/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|April||Sunday||21/04/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|May||Sunday||19/05/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|June||Saturday||16/06/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|July||Sunday||21/07/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|August||Sunday||18/08/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|September||Sunday||22/09/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|October||Sunday||20/10/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|November||Sunday||10/11/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
|December||Sunday||15/12/2019||Enjoyment Day – 10am – 4.00pm|
Enjoyment days usually start at 10.00am and finish at 4.00pm.
Meet at the Majors Road gates at about 9.45am to complete the paperwork.
Late arrivals please phone 0411 595 910 for gate attendance.
Tea and coffee follow after each working bee.
To receive any late changes, please Subscribe here to our Newsletter to get any late-notice changes.
Working Bee “Enjoyment Day” Functions
- To control weeds and assist in the re-vegetation efforts
- To support each other as local volunteers
- To know the features of the property and identify its vegetation types
- Bird identification, seed collection and heritage protection
Or just come along for whatever peaceful reason to simply enjoy the friendship of our wonderful group and one of the most precious places in the southern suburbs. We encourage the curious, walkers, people who like to read books under the shade of trees, those who like to meditate……and as long as the activity is friendly to the farm and safe for those participating, you are welcome.
“Weekend Notes” A visitor to Glenthorne on one of our Enjoyment Days took some great photos. To view them, see the “Weekend Notes” article here (This is an excellent website for things to do, and up-coming events), or view the same article but in PDF format.