Friends of Old Government House







Old Government House lies in the heart of Belair National Park and is the former Vice-regal summer residence of some of the early governors of South Australia.

Fully restored during the 1970s and upgraded in 2001, the building stands as an excellent example of Victorian-style architecture and represents a significant period in the state of South Australia’s history.

The grounds of Old Government House have been extensively renovated and replanted since the time of the Governors. The gardens are now in a mid-Victorian style, with a wide range of plants and trees and a particularly stunning collection of heritage roses. It features cottage plants and flowers cultivated in Victorian times, heritage roses and mature trees. The garden setting is very popular for photography and weddings.

Old Government House is located 11 kilometres south of Adelaide.

It is looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of Old Government House, with the support of The Department of Environment and Water .


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