Westgarthtown is recognised as being of national and state-wide significance for its representation of German migration to Victoria. It is historically significant in relation to early German settlement in Australia and the early development of the suburb of Thomastown. It is also of architectural significance for local use of bluestone, exemplary 1850s architecture and the adoption of German building techniques in Australia. The Friends of Westgarthtown have completed a project mapping the garden and have been able to identify over 200 different plants, some of which have been growing in the garden for over 100 years.
Friends of Westgarthtown
100 Gardenia Road
Thomastown VIC 3074 (Melway 8 H5)