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Variety Freedom House Open Home is on Saturday 16th September 2017 You may have noticed the G.J. Gardner Variety Freedom House at Redbank is well and truly ready for someone to call home. With the auction fast approaching on 14 October, we would love to invite the community to the Variety Freedom House Open Home…

We hosted a great turn-out for the first Redbank Morning Walk at the beautiful Sydney Polo Club last weekend. Current and future Redbank residents were treated to a guided tour of the club with Georgia Higgins whose family owns the property. Along the way, Georgia explained the history of the club, how polo is played,…

Sean Prendergast from Bilpin Cider Co. has kindly shared his comforting recipe for mulled cider — perfect for entertaining this winter. Ingredients 3 bottles Bilpin Original Cider (or any good quality apple cider) 1/2 tsp cloves 1 stick cinnamon 2 star anise 2 pieces dried apple 2 pieces dried orange 1 tsp allspice berries honey…

Known as one of Australia’s premium orchard growing regions, the Hawkesbury is producing some of the best cider in the country. Bilpin Cider Co. is just one of the many local brewers crafting delicious ciders thanks to the Hawkesbury’s mountain elevation, cool climate and fertile soil. With more than 25 years’ experience in the brewing…

Birdwatch Walk

Resident photographer Tom Walsh captures a curious kookaburra and Midnight the calf under his mum’s watchful eye Sunday morning saw another successful birdwatch walk guided by Redbank’s own resident photographer Tom Walsh. The group started along Redbank Creek and had a few good bird sightings, including a pair of king parrots. The next birdwatch walk…

Joining our newest residents is Midnight, the first calf of the season. Midnight is one of 50 head of cattle that roam an undeveloped area of the site, managed by Redbank’s past owners, the Peel family. The Peel family has another large farm down the road and the cows are often swapped between the two…

In our last edition 4 Beans Café owners Nicole and Simon revealed turmeric lattes are proving popular this winter. While news to us, the immune-boosting drink has been a popular pre-bedtime soother in India for centuries. Take a moment to spice up your life and warm your winter with a turmeric latte, also known as…

Even the greenest of thumbs struggle to keep their gardens thriving in the colder months. Too much love can leave plants waterlogged and wilted. Neglecting them can also lead to their untimely demise — it’s a fine balance! Here are five simple tips to keep your garden looking vibrant and healthy in winter: Water in…

The GJ Gardner Variety Freedom House on track for completion later this year. The GJ Gardner Variety Freedom House has progressed in leaps and bounds since the last update. The brickwork and wall insulation is now complete, and the gyprock sheeting will be installed in the coming days. Wet area tiling and the kitchen fitout…

As the year ends we took the opportunity to reflect on 2017, the year of change, setbacks and achievements while we brace ourselves for the biggest year ahead in the Redbank story. We were blessed in 2017 to be involved with the wonderful Variety Children’s Charity and GJ Gardner Homes to raise a record $375,909 for…