Gracious Georgian house Summerhome was built in the 1840s by prominent merchant Henry Hopkins as his summer retreat, away from the bustle of Hobart Town. The home is still in the same family, and the house and beautiful gardens are much as they were in the 19th century.
Two sixth-generation descendants, James Alexander and Julia Johnson, and historian Alison Alexander will take us on a tour of the house and gardens. You will see what life was like for the Hopkins family: spacious living spaces, bells for summoning servants, historic paintings, conservatory for rare plants, servants’ quarters, formal gardens and mature European trees in their autumn glory.
This is a rare opportunity to visit a private historic home.
DIRECTIONS: Drive west along Hopkins Street and Summerhome is at the end of the street. There is a circular drive that you can use to drop off attendees, then park outside in the street. There is no parking available in the grounds.
RSVP: 14 March.