Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Southern Highlands, NSW
Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Kentucky ?



Have you ever seen a prettier view - but its not Kentucky. It is Wildes Meadow, only 10 minutes from Lynwood. 


This is the entrance to Old Fernbrook Farm, where Trish & John Muir have simply the most beautifully maintained property in the whole district.


The horse's head is a hint to what you will see over the road

Trish at her front door


 Trish balances symmetry and abundance so cleverly - she worked with garden designer Peter Fudge (more pictures can be seen in his marvellous book True Form)
the pear walk with a view of the farm beyond 

here is John on his way over the road to their thoroughbred stud  

this is Jesse's Garden - a memorial to their beloved puppy - I am sorry that I never met her -  could someone ask for a nicer resting place ? especially one protected by geese (in  this case sculpted by Brooke Morris)

 

 An espalier apple on the Ken Rosewall tennis pavillion - HE who loves espaliers is fed ample chocolate cake (& champagne !) in return for the odd pruning of this apple. He wishes it needed more frequent pruning.

Trish finds things that no one else does - this quirky sculpture is by Helen Ellis from the Mornington Penninsular in Victoria
have you ever seen a smarter entrance (actually its the back entrance to the farm)

the avenue of plane trees leading to their horse stud

I think Trish spoils everyone at Old Fernbrook Farm





but here is the real point of this wonderful property


10 comments:

  1. South Acres Farm22 March 2012 at 03:37

    Magnificent !!

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  2. These are simply stunning! What a gorgeous place your friends have, and how lucky are we that you shared it with us. The boxwoods, in particular, are spectacular!
    Reggie

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    1. Delighted you liked it,how nice of the Muirs to have us visit.Do tell Pompey there will be more for footeds comming up soon.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Janie,
    What a wonderful place and beautiful garden.
    We do all live in a lovely part of the world here in the Highlands. (especially you)
    xx Coty

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    1. Bumble says thank you and hopes she continues to amuse.

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  4. So beautiful and lush! The photos make me want to ditch high-rise living and move out to the country!

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  5. but we love your high rise perspective on things!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
    Absolutely loving your blog.
    Thank you for your inspiration

    Cheers,

    Victoria

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    1. THEY are delighted you are enjoying the blog,we love doing it and I rather love having my photograph taken. Hope you will enjoy the Fuschia Room later today.

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