The Josine McEwan 2023 fundraising dinner

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The Josine McEwan 2023 fundraising dinner

July 29, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

$70 – $80

Due to circumstances beyond our control this event has been postponed, possibly to October.

Please get in touch here if you would like to be informed of new dates.

Come and join us for a 3 course winter meal for the annual Josine McEwan fund-raising dinner with our Garden Curator Ryan Garratt.

The late Josine McEwan was a volunteer in the garden at Buda Historic Home & Garden in Castlemaine.  Knowing how important Buda is to the region and wanting it to remain open for future generations to enjoy, Josine left a generous bequest to Buda when she passed away in 2006. Since 2007 an annual lecture and fundraising dinner has been conducted in Josine’s memory.

Our Garden Curator Ryan Garratt has 25 years of nursery and garden industry experience and is also the garden educator for The Diggers Club.

This year’s lecture presented by Ryan looks at 19th Century into early 20th Century gardening in Australia. Touching on the great appetite the gardener of the day had for plant material and also the sheer volume of plant material grown and available then as opposed to now, he will tie this into the Buda garden, the Leviny family as well informed plant enthusiasts with aesthetic vision, and how this affects and leads his approach to garden curation and conservation.

The dinner includes a glass of bubbly on arrival followed by a delicious and seasonal three course winter meal.

Please let us know by email if you have dietary requirements.


Grazing platter provided by the Buda Team

Alternating mains provided by Lela Rudinica catering

Chicken involtini  (Chicken in a parcel)
Lamb Shwarma (Roast lamb with spicy marinade served in slices) 
Layered veg cake 
Potato gratin
Roasted pumpkin
Turkish green beans
Basque Cheesecake (baked, gluten free and a bit lemony)
Pistachio nut cake
Both cakes to be served with a dollop of cream.



July 29, 2023
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$70 – $80


Buda Historic Home and Garden
42 Hunter St
CASTLEMAINE, VIC 3450 Australia
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5472 1032
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