General Donation

As a registered charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible. Whether a one-off or a pledge to donate a regular amount each month, all contributions go towards the care of Carrick Hill

Annual Appeal

Carrick Hill Trust is very grateful to our many supporters for their generous contributions to our Annual Appeals over the years. These donations have enabled Carrick Hill to fund important projects which would not be possible otherwise.  The Appeal project identified this year is related to the garden and the equipment we need to more efficiently garden.  

As we garden more intensely it is vital the right equipment is to hand to assist the gardeners and volunteers to carry out this work.  On such a large site (40 hectares) travelling to work areas and carrying tools and equipment is a major factor.  We currently have one Gator Utility Vehicle and badly need a second so the two fulltime gardeners can use their time more effectively.  As with so many aspects of working life today we have to achieve more with less and having a second the Gator would make a big difference to efficiency.  It would also ensure that the gardeners spend more time in the garden.

Download the current Appeal Letter and Donation Form.

Bench or Table and Bench Donation

Based on pre-determined locations, donors will be able to choose from a limited number of benches or table and benches available. The locations are for a donation of $4,000 for a table and bench or a donation of $3,000 for a bench both for a 6 year period.

Donor benefits include:

  • A plaque affixed to the bench with wording in accordance with our bench plaque policy (at own cost)
  • The option to renew at the end of the 6 year period
  • Complimentary Membership of the Friends of Carrick Hill for one year
  • 100% tax deductibility

Australian Museum of Gardening

The Australian Museum of Gardening is currently being established at Carrick Hill historic house and garden. The Carrick Hill Trust (a statutory body vested with the governance of the heritage site) is committed to building the museum to display, study and store the collection as a permanent feature.

Each year the museum will present different stories that define our Australian gardening history.  The first exhibition will be held in the Guest Wing Gallery at Carrick Hill from August to November 2015.  Garden Pleasures: How Australians enjoy gardening and gardens will explore the influences over the past 250 years that have shaped our interest as a nation in gardens and garden making either as a past time or profession.

The Museum’s collection currently comprises over a thousand objects including a major donation of Old Mole’s Tool collection that forms the core component of this aspect of the museum.  Collected by Richard Bird (Old Mole of Armidale, NSW) over two decades there are seven hundred and sixty objects from around Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Other categories will be added to the Museum of Gardening under the acquisitions policy that the Carrick Hill Trust has in place; for instance two collections of gardening books have been donated that will form the gardening research & resource centre within the museum.

Our mission is to preserve and present our gardening history and to promote it in close collaboration with the Australian Garden History Society, our national history and heritage partner.  Please consider supporting this new museum by making a tax deductible donation ($2 or more) and click here to download the appeal form.