The Adelaide Hills, A National Tourist Destination

This week we are celebrating the community members that bring light to the already brilliant landscapes of The Adelaide Hills.

(Image courtesy of http://www.hansheysen.com.au/)

At Amblemead we are all about finding a little bit of peace in a fast-moving world. This week we are celebrating the community members that bring light to the already brilliant landscapes of The Adelaide Hills.

Hans Heysen has created some of Australia’s most loved and well-known paintings. Heysen migrated to Adelaide in 1884 from Germany. In 1912 after several years of successful exhibitions in both Europe and Australia, Heysen purchased The Cedars.  The Cedars, known as ‘A gracious old family home’ is a modest description of this national treasure.  It is one of Australia’s best preserved historic homes and is open to the public to view over 200 original artworks by Hans and Nora Heysen. Visit for hours, appreciating the painted landscapes, walking through the gardens, having a picnic on the grounds and just taking in the scenery.

"I cannot help feeling that my heart lies with these men who see intense and almost religious beauty in simple Nature that surrounds us in the beauty of the skies and the mystery of the earth." Hans Heysen to Lionel Lindsay (1922)

There is currently a multi-million dollar plan to renovate and preserve The Cedars which Heysen’s grandson hopes will bring tourists to the Historic Home, as well as to the greater Adelaide Hills area.

We are really spoilt for choice living in the Adelaide Hills and more so, at Amblemead. We look forward to having you join this wonderfully diverse community that appreciates the beauty of the area. Come and find your peace with Amblemead...

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