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Where is Glenthorne Farm?  O'Halloran Hill, Adelaide.  To see map for Gate Entry click here

Enjoyment Day  - This Saturday, the 1st of September!

NOTE: New times of access – 10.00am to 4.00pm this Saturday – we hope to see you there.

Our next Enjoyment Days for September will be

At this time of the year there is much to enjoy.  Please join us and see why we are so excited about the State’s newest National Park.

We meet at the Majors Road gates just before 10.00am but if you are intending to come along a little later, the gates will be unlocked. Please make sure that you close and bolt the gate once you have entered.

Follow the road until you reach the large pine tree near the Old Barn and head right through, along the dirt track, to where you will see our cars parked. Again, please always close the gates after you pass through them as sheep are grazing.

You are welcome to park on the bitumen carpark, if you prefer (turn right at the large pine tree in the "middle" of the Glenthorne Track, around past the old CSIRO laboratories) and park behind the buildings. You will need to walk back down the track to where we will be working.

Visitors are always welcome and we are happy to show people around our revegetation sites and the heritage structures.

Please call Alan on 0411595910 to advise that you are coming along as we may be off down the water course when you arrive.

We usually have tea or coffee and a discussion of recent events from around 1.00 pm but must vacate the property at 4.00pm, under University of Adelaide rules.
If you are coming along, please respect the property and its wildlife and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Glenthorne Park Update - Family Picnic Day

To celebrate the announcement of "Glenthorne National Park" we are hosting a Family Picnic Day at Glenthorne.

For more information, see the Flyer

The University and the SA Government have signed a memorandum of understanding which can be viewed here.

Some members of the FoG committee have met with the Glenthorne National Park Project Officer, from the Department of Environment and Water.


Now is the perfect time to join the Friends of Glenthorne. Get involved in helping to plan the National Park or simply come along and help plant some shrubs and trees. If you aren’t able, simply join and come along to enjoy the views and fresh, clean air. Many interesting and fascinating birds are to be seen on a visit to Glenthorne Farm and at 1.00pm the Friends break for tea and coffee and a chat. Membership details are also found on our web site at where you can download a membership form and payment can be made into our bank account (details also on the web site) or you can come along to one of our Enjoyment Days and pay there. Just $10.00 for individuals and $20.00 for families.

Book: Glenthorne , a Defining History & Indefinite Politics

Sales of the newly released book, “Glenthorne, a Defining History & Indefinite Politics” are going very well and members and supporters are encouraged to log onto the Friends of Glenthorne web site here to order their copy.

Or you may like to telephone Pam on 0428 315 266

The first print run was only 500 copies and it has not yet been decided whether a second run will be printed, so to avoid disappointment we recommend that you order your copy now and perhaps a copy for a special friend for Christmas.

At just $40 ($30 plus $10 postage and handling), it makes a great gift and is a great read. It is the most detailed written history of the Glenthorne property and we are very proud of it.

Payment can be by way of cheque (posted in the mail) or electronic or cash deposit into the Friends bank account. Note that order forms must also be forwarded with payment to ensure your copy is accurately posted to you.

  Bank Account Details
Account Name: Friends of Glenthorne Inc.
BSB: 015-209
Acct No: 198 876 197
Bank Reference: Enter your name

Braeside Park Visit - What Glenthorne NP could it be like?

The Friends of Glenthorne are organising a trip to Melbourne to visit Braeside Park.

Visit the Friends of Breaside Website, and see what is happening there.  This could be happening at Glenthorne to further enhance our beautiful city

Now that the new SA Govt. has promised that Glenthorne National Park will be formed, our local member, and the current Minister for the Environment, Mr. David Speirs, MP, is planning to consult with the community over the coming weeks and the best way to be involved, is to join your local Friends group. The Friends of Glenthorne committee will keep you informed via this newsletter.  Subscribe at this link.

"Friends of Glenthorne" on FaceBook

If you haven't "Liked" us on our facebook page, then please do this here. This will help spread the news about what is happening at the Farm. Now that the campaign to save Glenthorne has been won, we are looking to attract the community to opportunities to be involved, which will start to appear in the coming days.

Please "Click" or "Touch" the "Thumbs Up" symbol to “Like” us.  Very easy, eh!

Volunteer growers wanted - Trees for Life

Growing local native seedlings is a fun and rewarding experience for all ages, and a great way to take action for the land you love. 

The "Trees for Life" growing season begins in November 2018 through to May 2019 - a 6 month commitment.

Grower workshops are held in October and November and offer all the information you need to successfully grow quality native seedlings. Workshops are free for volunteers who register to grow with us thanks to the support of SA Power Networks.

More information can be found on the "Trees for Life website

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