Coomber – Two Classic Australian Country Gardens

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Both properties are located 5 minutes from Rylstone on the Cudgegong Road, between Rylstone and the Castlereagh Highway

Coomber Homestead

It’s no surprise this garden won The Sydney Morning Herald Garden Prize in 1967. Sweeping lawns dotted with well-established trees, such as golden elm and desert ash, are bordered with lush garden beds (planted three years ago) to provide a gentle, shady retreat. An edge of Elina roses – a subtle cream – frames the house. This garden is being renewed in a grand style. One can imagine a table set with white linen and Royal Albert ‘country roses’.

Morning & afternoon teas and lunch will be provided by the Rylstone Hospital Pink Ladies, as will the produce table.

Sunday 11am: Fiona Ogilvie talk – Using autumn and winter to prepare a garden for a harsh environment.

Windy Hill Nursery.

Alex Schiebner sculptures.

Coomber Guest House

This garden also has the charm of an English country garden, with sweeping lawns under shady trees bordered by colourful garden beds. The original trees were planted by Tim and Helen Evans in the 1960s: pin oaks, lindens, English elms, liquidambars and plane trees. The garden sits beautifully in a farming landscape providing a 360° view of soft hills and fertile paddocks.

The guest house provides attractive accommodation for 12 people and has a pool, cubby house and chooks.

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