Sir Edward Hayward was the son of the wealthy merchant family that for more than 100 years owned John Martin's Ltd, once Adelaide's greatest department store. His wife Ursula Barr Smith was the daughter of an even wealthier family of Scottish descent, whose involvement in mining and pastoral activities was vital to the development of South Australia.
Ursula's father gave the couple the land on which Carrick Hill now stands as a wedding present. The estate houses internationally significant art collections, original subsidiary buildings such as stables, and approximately 40 hectares of land and around 26 hectares of native bushland.
The Historic Tools Association will present displays and demonstrations in front of the house and The Glenelg Brass Band will perform from 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm on the Elms Lawns.
Talks will be given on the Cypress Lawns by the CFS and The Historical Tools Association.Carrick Hill Director Richard Heathcote will speak about their current exhibition Endless Pleasure - The art of gardens and gardening between 11.30 am and 12.30 pm. This exhibition traces how trends and fashions have shaped what Australians in all walks of life have chosen to experience in gardening whether as a private or professional pursuit.
For this day only, admission to the Carrick Hill grounds is just $15.00 per car, payable at the main entrance to Carrick Hill. There's also discounted entry into the house at $8 per person. Bargain!
Adelaide Fire Chief's 1950 fire engine red Jaguar XK120 Roadster will be on display.