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Lenswood Centennial Park Heritage Trail

The Heritage Trail was developed by the Lenswood and Forest Range Community Association to mark the centenary of the naming of Lenswood in 2017.  It tells the stories of the pioneers of our district. The Trail aims to honour the Peramangk people and their ancestors, the custodians of this land for more than 50,000 years.  […]


A wide number of cherry varieties are grown in Lenswood and Forest Range. Stella and Lapin are the dominant varieties grown. There is a wide range of other varieties grown based primarily on the market niche of a region/grower. Merchant, Stella, Lapin, Sweetheart and Simone are the main varieties grown. Bing, Supreme, Empress, Van, Summit, […]


South Australia has a long history of apple growing, starting in the Adelaide Hills in the 1860’s.  It produces around 10% of Australia’s apple production, predominantly Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady®), Royal Gala, Fuji and Granny Smith, although there is a strong trend towards planting newer varieties of Rockit®, MiApple®, Red Love, Jazz™, Kanzi™ […]


The biggest change in land use in this region came in the 1980s when planting grapes for wine production began.  The cool wet climate is well suited to grape growing and planting has expanded such that Lenswood is now a recognised sub-region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region and the name Lenswood was entered on […]