Gallery: Bridgerton takeover in Bowral

Bridgerton fans can check out Bowral's very own regent-themed takeover until April 23rd.

Bowral has now decked itself out in a regency romance theme as part of a Netflix Bridgerton promotion.

Until Tuesday 23rd April, the Southern Highlands town sees local businesses and homes showing off florals, bunting and perfectly manicured gardens, ahead of the show’s return in May.

Fans are encouraged to dress up and check out these sites:

  • The Press Shop: Start your day at the iconic blue door of Bowral’s most photographed cafe. Take in the florals and pop inside for a spot tea and a decadent treat. 
  • SoHi: Step next door for a refresher at SoHi, Bowral’s boutique spirits supplier. Explore a world of refined tastes and sophisticated pleasures, don’t miss the carriage parking out front. 
  • Dirty Janes: Pass through the wrought iron gates of Green Lane and step into a treasure trove for vintage enthusiasts and collectors alike. Dirty Janes will have you swimming in Regency-inspired fashion and decor, curated to whisk you away to a world of aristocratic design. 
  • Green Lane: Take in the topiary, country citrus and lush greenery of this beautiful outdoor arcade. Stop by boutiques for a whiff of an exotic perfume and pick up a ceramic treasure. Drop into Harry’s for lunch in the library and take in the impressive art collection. 
  • Coach House Collective: Step through the iconic ivy-covered doors and into a collection of artfully curated furnishings and treasures. 
  • Books Ever After: Is this Australia’s only romance bookstore? A search for this hidden gem will be rewarded. Visit on Saturday 20th to soak up a classical string musical performance.
  • Gumnut Patisserie: Stop by the award-winning Gumnut Patisserie for a Regency-inspired sweet treat. 
  • Corbett Gardens Rotunda: Set yourself up for a picnic or take shelter under the floral rotunda and behold the beauty. 
  • Retford Park: This stately home is a 5 minute drive from Bong Bong Street and a must-see on your day out in Bowral. The romantic pink estate is surrounded by hedge mazes, blanket gardens, sculpture and water features and is the perfect backdrop for your regency portrait. Open from 10am – 4pm daily (speciality hours for the week), you can enjoy a spot of croquet and skittles on the front lawn or promenade through the elegant rolling gardens. Please note Retford Park is a part of the National Trust of Australia: a $15 entry fee applies and goes towards the conservation of this historical property. 
  • Empire Cinemas: Be amongst the very lucky few to watch the first episode of Bridgerton Season 3 before it hits Netflix on Thursday 16th May. On Monday 22nd April and Tuesday 23rd April, Empire Cinemas Bowral will host four screenings daily at 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm and 4:30pm. You may secure your place here, very limited seats will be available for walk-ins on the day. Be sure to stop by The Parting Glass for a pre or post screening cocktail! 

Other not-to-be-missed favourites include Bespoke Letterpress to join the letter writing society and pen a letter to your loved one, and Bowral’s Sweets and Treats to to sample regency confectionery including violet & rose creams and lemonade fizz balls. 

Bridgerton Season 3  premieres 16 May only on Netflix.

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