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Private Gardens of the Monaro

Enjoy a drive through the country, just over an hour from Canberra and experience a private garden tour of three magnificent gardens, guided by the owners, with morning, afternoon tea and lunch. All the gardens are located on historic pastoral properties. Visitors will gain an insight into rural homestead life on historic Australian livestock enterprises.

At altitudes of around 1000metres, the gardens are “cold climate” with four distinct seasons giving fabulous autumn colour, spring flowering bulbs, leafy summery greenery and cold winters with frosty mornings and sometimes snowy days.

Each garden is distinctly different, one recently renovated under the guidance of landscape designer Paul Bangay, another one of Australia’s most prominent Merino Sheep and Angus Cattle Studs with a heritage listed homestead that was altered to its present form by architect Professor Leslie Wilkinson. One of the homesteads built in 1880 remains true to the original design.

Access to the gardens is by appointment only and limited to only a few visits per year. This is a rare opportunity for those that appreciate gardens, their history and their beauty to view them as part of a small exclusive group.

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Early Spring; Monday 25 September

Mid Spring; Wednesday 25 October

Late Spring; Wednesday 22 November

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