Emerald Museum has reopened to the public in what is sure to be welcome news for the Cardinia Shire community, visitors to Nobelius Heritage Park, history buffs and gardeners alike.
Manned by a dedicated team of volunteers, the museum will be open to the community each Wednesday from 10am to 3pm and Sunday from 1.30pm to 4pm, except for public holidays.
Originally established to display and protect photographs, memorabilia, records and family histories from the Emerald district, the museum also houses a collection of tools, original ledgers, stock books and plant catalogues from the renowned Nobelius Nursery founded by Carl Nobelius in the 1800s.
Carl Nobelius is recognized as one of the pioneers of the horticulture industry in Australia. The nursery was the largest horticultural enterprise in the southern hemisphere from the late 1800s, and at its peak, exported fruit and ornamental trees to Europe, America, India, Japan and South Africa.
As one of only a handful of the plantations and nurseries on the Victorian Heritage Register, make sure you add Nobelius Heritage Park and Emerald Museum to your ‘rediscover Cardinia’ bucket list this summer.