16 Myosotis Street, Bowralbuy-tickets (2)

When the owner and her late husband John designed the garden at Carisbrooke they wanted to reflect memories of their country homestead garden. In the two-acres they planted a woodland garden at the front with unusual trees, including the Handkerchief tree (Davidia involucrata) and the Wedding Cake tree (Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’). There is a rose garden and a trio of summerhouses, the largest being a French-influenced garden room or conservatory. Designed to surprise and delight, the garden reflects the style of the house itself and enjoys borrowed views of the golf course beyond the croquet lawn—the scene of some fast and furious family games. This is very much a garden for living in, not just for looking at. Children and adults alike enjoy the winding paths of the woodland and the parterre outside the kitchen. There are private places to sit, a sense of serenity, seasonal change, space for plants of all kinds, native and exotics, fruits and vegetables— reminders of the family’s travels. According to the dedicated owner, this is an easy-care garden, and she has no outside help. It is a truly lovely garden which will delight and inspire you.

Directions: From Sydney: Leave M31 highway at Mittagong exit. Continue on Old Hume Highway through Mittagong centre and on to Bowral Road. Turn right on to Kirkham Road; turn right into Centennial Road; turn right into Boronia Street; turn left into  Alfreda St and follow the signs for the house.

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