Brian and Kaylene (founders of Aussie Gardener) celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary with a little getaway down to Merribee Gardens on the NSW South Coast.
Merribee was originally part of Alexander Berry's 1850s estate. Located on the southern side of the mighty Shoalhaven River. Merribee has been part of the local dairy farming community from early settlement.
Richard and Lucy Marshall purchased the property in 2000 when it was mostly empty pastureland with some buildings in poor condition. With a lot of hard work they have turned it into a show garden that features extensive topiary displays with over 10,000 Buxus plants!
The garden is open for visitors on select days (refer to the website) and also has accomodation on site that is as unique as this beautiful property.
On our trip we stayed in a beautifully converted grain silo. Divided into 4 levels, the entry foyer, bathroom, bedroom and all leading up to the amazing top level with 360 degree views of the surrounding farmland.
On one night we had a thunderstorm briefly roll in and gave us a magnificent show across the countryside and on another 5 helicopters flew by in V formation! I'm not sure Richard and Lucy can guarantee that for all guests 😉.
This top level room has louvre windows to let the nice breeze through and makes a great place to have a coffee and breakfast.
To book a stay in one of their 5 picturesque accomodation options,