We are privileged to own Leylandagreen, an 11 acre (4.5 hectare) property located near Bowral in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia which we acquired in 2006.
Leylandagreen is a very special place. The garden, which incorporates magnificent English - style plantings, combined with rolling lawns and parklands, has undergone a significant transformation in the time we have owned the property. It has as its focal point a large lake - encompassing almost 2 acres - which not only provides a wonderful vista but also enables us to maintain the gardens despite the vagaries of Australia's climate. The property - it was featured in the December, 2012 edition of Highlife magazine - is now recognised as one of the best in the Highlands.
Kim Rabbidge, a leading Australian Garden writer and photojournalist, writes a regular blog - "Our Australian Gardens". Leylandagreen featured in her February 15, 2013 article on landscape designer Michael Bligh - the man behind the transformation of our garden. The photos in her blog are not mine but Kim has done a wonderful job in highlighting some of the features of Leylandagreen in Spring. To view the article click on the link below.
Leylandagreen is available for weekends, short - stays, and, by special arrangement, longer rentals; advertising and film shoots; for weddings and wedding photographs; for photography club outings; and for garden clubs and charitable groups to visit.
From Sydney (app 90 minutes) take the M5/Hume Highway until the Mittagong exit. Proceed through Mittagong, take the Bowral turnoff and continue through the township. At the end of the main street (Bong Bong Street) is a large roundabout - take the left hand exit and follow Kangaloon Road past the Golf Course/Cemetery; go through another roundabout - take the second exit - then yet another roundabout (at the Christian School), again taking the second exit. Approximately 1.2 km from this point you will see a large sign on your left indicating "Sproule's Lane". The entrance to Leylandagreen is directly behind the Sproule's Lane sign - the property with the pine tree hedging.