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Pine Crest Orchard
Every Friday in April 2017 - 10am to 5pm
Every Saturday and Sunday in April 2017 - 9am to 5pm
Seasonal Fruit Picking

Bilpin Botany Tours
Saturdays 11am & 12.30pm
Botany tours of the Bilpin bushland. The tour will focus on the plant communities that have developed in and on differing soils and the environments and how human activities have impacted these natural areas.
Tour leaders Ross Ingram or John Galbraith
Cost: Adults $25, children 6-16 $10, max. family charge $70
Bookings Ph: 4567 1143
Minimum of 5 persons needed for the tour to be conducted.

Pine Crest Orchard
2549 Bells Lines of Road
Bilpin NSW 2758
Phone: 02 4567 1143

Until late April 2017 - 10am to 4pm
Pick your own chestnuts
Nutwood Farm
Open weekends during chestnut season plus everyday over Easter - Please phone first to ensure you won't miss out.
Ph; 4756 2191
22 Danes Way
Mt Irvine NSW

Until late April 2017 - 10am to 4pm
Kookootonga Walnut & Chestnut Farm
Open 7 days a week during chestnut season - Please phone first to ensure you won't miss out.
Phone: 4756 2136
Chestnut picking until the end of April
Open every day from 9am to 5pm
(they give you a bucket and you pick your own.)
247 Mount Irvine Road,
Mount Irvine (right at the end on the no through road)

Until 12th June 2017 (Monday)
Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 10am to 4pm
(other times by appointment)
Autumn Season - Open Garden
Wildwood Garden

* Cherries, dogwoods and maples in autumn colours
* Roses, hydrangers, perennials and daphne
* Collections of hellebore, camellia and magnolia
* Magnificent lake and waterfall
Entry: Adults $10, Concession $8, Children under 18 $8
Tearoom, gift shop & nursery
26 Powells Road,
Bilpin (Off Bells Line of Road)
Phone: 0417 042 460

8th & 9th April 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)
8am to 4pm Saturday, 9am to 4pm Sunday
The Collectors' Plant Fair
Sydney's treasured Gardening Event
The Collectors' Plant Fair showcases growers of special plants - selling plants that are not easy to come by in regular retail outlets – plants that are distinctive, unusual and collectable.
An exciting line-up of stallholders has been assembled. Many favourite Nurseries will be returning, alongside many extinct newcomers.
On offer will be a huge and diverse range of plants that are not easily available from regular retail outlets. Plants to suit all gardens and all discerning gardeners.
An inspiring Speaker Program will feature local and international speakers.
Saturday Entry $12 per person on the day – discounted to $10 if prepaid
Sunday Entry $10 per person on the day – discounted to $8 if prepaid
Accompanied under 18 - free
Weekend Entry $12 per person – PREPAID only
Hawkesbury Race Club
1 Racecourse Road
Clarendon NSW 2756

For more information Phone 02 4567 2026 or

This event will be on come rain or shine!
For details of the growers and their plants visit:

13th April 2017 (Thursday) Horse Racing
Sweepstakes Sponors
Hawkesbury Race Club
Racecourse Road
Clarendon NSW 2756


21st to 23rd April 2017 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday)
St. Albans Folk Festival
St. Albans via Wisemans Ferry
The village atmosphere at St Albans creates the perfect ambience for a delightful weekend of folk music in a truly Australian setting.
Festival activities include music, dance, workshops, stalls, camping, campfire sessions, storytelling, kids' activities and poetry.
For enquiries phone: 0403 377 248 or 0404 278 142
For Ticket sales 02 4958 4033  
Website: St. Albans Folk Music Festival

25th April 2017 Anzac Day Public Holiday
Visitor Centre will be open from 9am until 3pm

28th April 2017 (Friday)
Australian Pioneer Village - Ghost Tour

Option 1: $45.00 Includes:

*  6.45pm for 7pm - Dinner - choice of 2 meals, fish, chips & salad or Chicken Schnitzel, chips and salad. Plus cold drink.
*   8pm - Ghost Tour followed by Light Supper

Option 2: $30 includes:
*  8pm - Ghost Tour followed by Light Supper

For more details and bookings phone:
Helen Scotland on 0438 751 775

29th April 2017 (Saturday) Horse Racing
Stand Alone Race Day
Hawkesbury Race Club
Racecourse Road
Clarendon NSW 2756


School Holiday activities at the Library, Museum & Gallery
For information click here

April 2017 (Saturday) 9am to 3pm TBA
Stamp, Coin & Collectables Fair
There will be an interesting variety of philatelic and numismatic material available from Clubs and Dealers eg: Stamps & Covers, Australasia, Pacifics, World, Thematics, Cinderallas, Accessories, Club Circuit Books.
We'll have a club exhibit and raffles.
Collectables: Ephemera and Vintage Tins.
Souvenirs: P Stamp Cover, Booklet and Overprinted Miniature Sheet.
There will be food and drinks available
Entry: Free

Transport: 100m from 'East Richmond' Train Station
Free off street parking is available
St. Monica's Church Hall
Cnr. Windsor and Bourke Streets
Richmond NSW 2753

April 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) 10am - 4pm TBA
Art Trail - presented by Hawkesbury Artists & Artisans Trail
Visit the galleries and home studios of Artists and Artisans in the Hawkesbury.
Check the website prior to your visit for more details and updates
For enquiries contact Leanne Jones 0402 720 634

            2017 ANZAC Marches and Dawn Services TBA

Richmond RSL Sub-Branch:
8.30am Sunday Church Service
St. Andrews Uniting Church, West Market St, Richmond NSW
Service followed by a short ceremony at the War Cemetery in Dight Street, Richmond.

2.30pm Richmond RSL Sub-Branch
ANZAC March & Commemorative Service
Assembly 2.15pm. The March commences at 2.30pm and will step off from the Richmond RSL Sub-Branch, 24 West Market Street, proceeding along Windsor Street and turning into East Market Street to the Richmond War Memorial for Service. Return march following service to Richmond RSL Sub-Branch. Members of the public are invited for light refreshments. Richmond RSL Sub-Branch are also encouraging descendants of veterans to March again this year behind the Descendants.
Refreshments will follow.

Windsor & District RSL Sub-Branch:
9.00am ANZAC Sunday Memorial Service,
Colo River War Memorial, Colo Park, Lower Colo Road

Windsor & District RSL Sub-Branch:
10.00am ANZAC Sunday Memorial Service,
Freemans Reach War Memorial, Cnr. Blacktown Road and Gorricks Lane.


April 2017 ANZAC DAY (Tuesday) TBA

Windsor & District RSL Sub-Branch:
From 5.50am - Dawn Service at McQuade Park,
Cnr. George Street & Hawkesbury Valley Way, Windsor.

Free breakfast for those who attend the Dawn Service will be served afterwards at Windsor RSL
Cnr. Mileham and Argyle Sts, Windsor NSW
Enquiries: 02 4587 6900

9am to 3pm - 2 UP
Free Live Entertainment, Free Jumping Castle for the kids.    

Richmond RSL Sub-Branch
5am - Richmond Memorial, Richmond Park - Cnr. March & East market Sts, Richmond.
Assemble at 4.45am for 5am.
Following the service the Richmond Lions Club will be providing breakfast members of the public in the Richmond carpark - Gold coin donation.

Kurrajong War Memorial Club & Windsor & District RSL Sub-Branch:
9.00am Morning Service.
Wilberforce War Memorial, Macquarie Road, Wilberforce

9am Anzac Memorial Service
Bird in the Hand
Bathurst Street, Pitt Town
Afterwards Breakfast at the Bird

Kurrajong War memorial Club & Windsor & District RSL Sub-Branch:

5.00am Dawn Service.
Kurrajong Memorial Park, Old Bells Line of Road, Kurrajong

Wisemans Ferry ANZACS:
5.15am arrival for 5.30am
Dawn Service.
Wisemans Ferry ANZAC Memorial next to Bowling Club, Old Northern Rd, Wisemans Ferry.
Followed by light breakfast at Wisemans Ferry Bowling Club
11.00am March.
10.45am Assemble Wisemans Ferry Police Station, Cnr. Old Northern Road and River Road to Bowling Club.
2Up at club from 2.30pm
Contact club for more details on 4566 4291.

April 2017 (Saturday) 11am to 2.30pm TBA
Australia's oldest church - Ebenezer Church
Hawkesbury Historical Society - 60th Anniversary

In 1802 eight families arrived in the colony with the intent of being settled together, becoming farmers and later building their own church. When they settled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River they were joined by seven families and in 1809 they built Ebenezer Church.
This event includes a talk on the church history, a two-course lunch and walk-and-talks in the colonial graveyard, to the historic tree, riverside beach and quarry.

Cost: $25 adults; $15 children
Bookings essential: 02 4579 9235

Ebenezer Church
95 Coromandel Road
Ebenezer NSW 2756

April to May 2017 TBA
Alpaca Week 2017
Visit Hawkesbury's Open Farms:

Regal House Alpacas
April 2017 (Saturday) 10am to 4pm - TBA

Quality stock for sale. Information talks & husbandry demonstrations. Products for sale, tea and coffee.
31 Darcy Place
East Kurrajong NSW 2758
Phone: 0415 904 674

Walkley Fields Alpacas Stud
April 2017 (Saturday) 10am - 4pm
Alpaca Feeding, farm tours, cria viewing.
43 Tierney Road
Kurmond NSW 2757

Madisons Retreat
May to May 2017 - TBA

Hands on activities
Open times:
Thurs 5 May: 10am - 3pm
Fri 6 May: 10am - 3pm
Sat 7 May: 10am - 3pm
Sun 8 May: 10am - 3pm
1880 Bells Line of Road
Kurrajong Heights NSW 2758

Phone: 02 4567 7298

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