Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017

Umina is part of Open House Melbourne on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July. Situated at 3 Lansell Road Toorak, Umina is the home of the Country Women's Association of Victoria and is an excellent example of Victorian-era architecture. It features a high ceiling, beautiful wooden surrounds and windows, a butler's station, Arts and Crafts era (1905) woodwork cupboards, and an Edna Walling garden which she worked on in 1928. The residence was built in 1876. Its original features include an asymmetrical heritage overlay façade, tower, a steeply pitched slate roof of irregular shape, and a dominant front-facing gable. The original Edna Walling garden features rooms, lily ponds, wisteria pergolas, stonework, and significant heritage overlay trees.

 

Need to Know

 

Open: Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm

Heritage Listed: Yes

What's Open: All sections and garden

Special Note: Disabled access limited to main building

Tour Type: Guided & self-guided

Tour Details: Tours start 11am, running every 15 minutes with 10 people per tour. Tour lasts approximetly 30 minutes

Special Programming: Devonshire tea will be served in the dining room all day, as well as CWA goods and produce available to purchase.

Building Type: Cultural

Facilities: Pram access, toilets, food and beverage available

Year Built: 1876

Tram Stops: Stop 37: Orrong Rd on Routes 8 and 58.