Recently I joined a group from the Australian Garden History Association for an autumn jaunt visiting some fascinating properties and gardens near Inverell, North West New South Wales.
We drove along one of the most picturesque roads stopping first at the historic ‘Paradise’ woolshed, just along the road from where Tom Roberts, known as the Father of Australian Landscape Painting,
worked on his haunting and beautiful ‘Bailed Up’. Nearby we ventured cross country to the beautiful site where he painted ‘In a Corner of the McIntyre’.
Here are just a few of the places we explored.
Our group enjoyed lunch, provided by Inverell Red Cross, in the lovely ‘Elmore Station’ garden, at Elsmore.
Byron Station was one of the earliest properties settled in the district in the mid 1800s.
Wiltshire garden, and nearby Lunawarra garden near Copeton Dam, are owned by the same Sydney-based family who engaged Carolyn Robinson to design them.
Carolyn Robinson’s signature mix of perennials, clipped shrubs and grasses are always appealing.