Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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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


  1. South Acres Farm22 March 2012 at 03:37

    Magnificent !!

  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!

    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.

  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

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

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

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

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



    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.