Located in such a beautiful valley, the surroundings are so dramatic that the garden must sit quietly in the landscape. After all, the rural idyll changes daily like a epic motion picture. Views out to the ranges reveal magnificent sunsets, South and Middle Brother Mountains come alive with ephemeral water falls and across the neighbouring properties farming tasks constantly change the patchwork of fields. This is the focus, whilst at the same time garden vignettes and sheltered areas within the house paddock create areas to sit and admire.
The Top Place, as it is known, was original crown grant to my great grandfather George Dowling Kidd in 1887. Chosen for its rich soil, reliable rainfall and proximity to the coast.