Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement sixteen kilometres north of Melbourne established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. Although now located within the residential suburbs of Thomastown and Lalor in the City of Whittlesea, many of Westgarthtown’s outstanding bluestone heritage buildings and structures still survive. These include Ziebell’s Farmhouse (c.1850-51), Victoria’s oldest German immigrant building; a picturesque Lutheran Cemetery (1850); and Australia’s oldest operating Lutheran Church (1856).
Ziebell’s Farmhouse Museum and Heritage Garden, is the City of Whittlesea’s only accredited museum that tells the story of the Ziebells and Westgarthtown. The heritage listed garden features over 70 roses and many others plants. It has been tended by the Ziebell’s and their descendants from the 1850’s to the present day!
Guided tours by appointment only phone -0418 552 557
Opening Hours Sundays 10.30am to 3pm, Tuesdays 11:30am to 2pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)