Chinese settlers established the site now occupied by PepperGreen Farm in 1859 as brickworks. During the 1880s, market gardens were planted and with the exception of a period in the late 20th century, farms and commercial nurseries have been in operation since. The site was also closely linked to the nearby Chinese settlement at Emu Point, where the Joss House still stands. In 2005, a rare Chinese brick kiln was excavated and reburied for its protection. The market gardens, Emu Point and kiln all merge to create a historically significant site for Bendigo, which visitors can continue to appreciate.
To find out more about the Chinese heritage unique to PepperGreen Farm make a booking for our historic site tour for a gold coin donation.