The Australian newspaper dated 8th & 9th March 2014 has featured a great story in their ‘Travel’ section about the Anlaby Homestead on page 10. The article is entitled ‘Second Bloom’ A ‘lost’ historic garden near the Barossa Valley is being restored to its former glory’ by Christine McCabe.
[pullquote]With the help of just one full-time gardener and using old photographs, nursery catalogues and the 1911 diary of Anlaby’s former head gardener, work proceeds gradually on the internationally significant gardens.[/pullquote]
Christine likens the story of Anlaby to that of ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and she writes in passionate detail about Anlaby, its rugged country location and rich 175 year history and how it’s current owners Andrew Morphett and Peter Hayward have worked tirelessly to restore it’s historic buildings and gardens to their former glory.
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There are many facets to Anlaby, and Andrew and Peter are creating a breathtaking experience for many visitors. No matter what your interests are, from Historic Gardens and Buildings, the history of the area or Merinos, there are tours to enjoy. Weddings, Functions, even Operas, Concerts and Musicals in beautiful surroundings may be your wish, or if you have time the Bed and Breakfast will be just what you need to relax and unwind.
Copy of the article kindly supplied by Christine McCabe of the The Australian.
We are sure that after reading this story you will want to come and see Anlaby for yourself.
Products mentioned in the article are on sale on this website. You can browse them now at the brand new ‘Online Shop‘.
Anlaby is a ‘Must do’ tourist destination, for its historic buildings, set in beautiful gardens and is a fabulous place to host a wedding or special function.
Group Tours and Bed and Breakfast accommodation add to Anlaby’s diverse portfolio.