5th Chapter Estate

217 Walkers Lane, Avocabuy-tickets (2)

Ten acres of manicured gardens are set in the 5th Chapter Estate, which comprises one hundred acres of rolling hills. The vineyard, planted in 1999, offers three varieties: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Cindy Manassen completed her wine science degree from Charles Sturt University in 2004.

A predominantly English-style garden on a large scale, it also embraces French and Japanese characteristics—all set in the stunning Australian landscape.

The Japanese gravel garden is complete with a little red bridge over the stream. There are flower beds, fountains, enclosed parterre garden and water features—developed and nurtured with great care and expertise by Peter Hastings, the resident manager and horticulturist, until his retirement.

Now Karen and John Deer have taken on the roles of resident horticulturists and managers, and the nurturing continues. This is a perfectionist’s garden which invites you to stroll around it with easy walking access.

Directions: From Bowral: From the SHBG roundabout, take Kangaloon Road, then Sheepwash Road (B73 towards Nowra). After 11.8km cross over Illawarra Highway. Take the first right (1.4km) onto Walkers Road, follow that for 1.5km to Walkers Lane and turn left. Follow the Lane for 2.6km to the entrance to 5th Chapter.

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