Alberton

Community Organisation

Alberton
100 Mt Albert Road
Mt Albert
Auckland 1025.
28 days ago

Just announced! Summer High Tea at Alberton

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Gather a group of friends and don your finery for your annual chance to celebrate and savour the ritual of high tea at beautiful Alberton, a historic homestead built in 1863. For one weekend only, enjoy dainty sandwiches, scones, savouries and cakes with a showcase of luxury teas from Harney & … View moreGather a group of friends and don your finery for your annual chance to celebrate and savour the ritual of high tea at beautiful Alberton, a historic homestead built in 1863. For one weekend only, enjoy dainty sandwiches, scones, savouries and cakes with a showcase of luxury teas from Harney & Sons, served from vintage bone china and antique silverware on tables adorned with antique linens and floral displays. Soak up the beauty of the grand ballroom or the tranquil garden from the verandah.

The tea services run from Friday 26 February to Sunday 28 February with two sittings at 11am & 2pm. Come along for morning or afternoon tea or consider it a light luncheon.

With delicious bites (three savouries, scones, two mini cakes) prepared by award winning caterers Little Wolf and tea or coffee, tickets are $45 per person. For full indulgence add a glass of bubbles (Lindauer Vintage Series Rosé, Brut or Free) for $8. Tickets include a goodie bag and entry to explore the house (usually $10).

Always an occasion, tickets make a lovely gift for birthdays, anniversaries or special occasions. If you are keen make sure to book promptly as these events always sell out in advance of the dates. Bookings are absolutely essential. Book via Eventfinda:
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All proceeds support Alberton and Heritage New Zealand in caring for 44 historic properties around the country as well us undertaking the wider work of the organisation in the promotion, protection, preservation and conservation of historical and cultural heritage of New Zealand.

42 days ago

Alberton Market Day this Sunday!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

This Sunday! Shop local for all your Christmas gifts and stock the pantry for summer at Alberton Market Day.

As well as stalls of fruit & veg fresh from the orchards (cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, avocado) specialty produce (honey, olive oil, chocolate, preserves, deli, meats, baked goods)… View more
This Sunday! Shop local for all your Christmas gifts and stock the pantry for summer at Alberton Market Day.

As well as stalls of fruit & veg fresh from the orchards (cherries, strawberries, tomatoes, avocado) specialty produce (honey, olive oil, chocolate, preserves, deli, meats, baked goods) and handmade items (candles, homewears, toys, woodcrafts and more) there will be vintage gems curated by Fossick & Furnish and special guest Lynda Hallinan.

Boutique plant nursery Puriri Lane will be back and Jasper Hawkins will be providing the soundtrack for the day! Join us at 11:30 for a free talk on uses and properties of herbs (culinary, cleaning, for health, healing, stress, sleep, beauty) with garden writer and editor Jane Wrigglesworth of Sweet Living Magazine.

With food vendors serving an array of tempting options for brunch and lunch and Alberton's quaint tea room open for business, with tea & scones served from the vintage china - meet a friend and stay a while to enjoy the ambiance in the garden and historic house. As always there will be children's activities, a face-painter, spot-prizes and a HUGE hamper of goodies to win! Make any purchase for an entry form.

It going to be a cracker! Don't miss the final market of the year, you'll have to wait untill mid-February for the next one.

Alberton Market Day, Sunday 13 December, 10am-2pm. Free entry.
Alberton, 100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert. www.alberton.co.nz...

64 days ago

Living history at Alberton...a few places still available for this Sunday's sewing workshop!!!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Traditional skills of crochet and hand-crank machine sewing were back in action and in full force in the ballroom at Alberton on Sunday!

What a treat to have heritage sewing and textile experts Gracie Matthews (and her ten antique Singer babies - all with names and personalities of their own) … View more
Traditional skills of crochet and hand-crank machine sewing were back in action and in full force in the ballroom at Alberton on Sunday!

What a treat to have heritage sewing and textile experts Gracie Matthews (and her ten antique Singer babies - all with names and personalities of their own) guiding visitors though the sewing process and Megan Mills teaching crochet with 'granny squares'.

Two of each workshops were held in the morning and afternoon, with a spot of tea & scones enjoyed by everyone on the sunny verandah overlooking the garden. Scroll through the photos to get a glimpse of the day.

Due to popular demand and highly limited places, a second crafty day has been scheduled on Sunday 29 November! Crochet classes now booked out but there are still places for the sewing workshop at 10:30 and a 2nd at 1:30pm will be scheduled if there is enough interest.Tickets $60. Contact alberton@heritage.org.nz or (09) 8467367

90 days ago

Vintage hand crank sewing workshop at Alberton!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine! Places for Miss Gracie's workshop at Alberton are booking out fast!

You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, oldy-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and … View more
Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine! Places for Miss Gracie's workshop at Alberton are booking out fast!

You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, oldy-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design.

The class is suitable for beginners with no sewing experience, those at intermediate level and proficient sewers. Gracie will work with all participants to assist them and for there are other projects to tackle for anyone who speeds through the first one.

The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class. Bring a friend and enjoy a fun, crafty day reviving traditional handicrafts!

Vintage hand crank sewing workshop! Sunday 15 November 10:30am & 1:30pm and Sunday 29 November 10:30am. Tickets $60. Bookings essential. Places are limited. Contact alberton@heritage.org.nz or 8467367

74 days ago

Snack, brunch or lunch at Alberton Market Day tomorrow!

Rendell McIntosh from Alberton

Artisanal street food at Alberton Market Day tomorrow!

Lots of options from vendors Kraken Crumpets, Vege Bang Bang, Crepes Creations and Manila Eats. With smoked pastrami sandwhiches by Cazador Restaurant & Delicatessen and chorizo hot-dogs by Salash Delicatessen. Sweet treats covered by … View more
Artisanal street food at Alberton Market Day tomorrow!

Lots of options from vendors Kraken Crumpets, Vege Bang Bang, Crepes Creations and Manila Eats. With smoked pastrami sandwhiches by Cazador Restaurant & Delicatessen and chorizo hot-dogs by Salash Delicatessen. Sweet treats covered by Grownup Donuts, Mister Gelato and more (x3 bakeries, x2 specialist bakers of xmas tarts and xmas cake plus a chocolatier!)

There will probably be a few showers but don't let the rain ruin your day! Bring a brolley and hop from gazebo to gazebo. Sheltered seating on the verandah.

Alberton Market Day, THIS SUNDAY, 10am-2pm FREE ENTRY. www.facebook.com...

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