Following on from yesterday’s post we headed out of town to Yetholme to visit the country gardens. Yetholme is a bit cooler and damper than Bathurst, having an elevation of 1,100 metres above sea level.
Our first port of call was “Limberlost”. This established garden had lovely trees, which I am guessing are copper beech.
Beautiful peonies were just coming into bloom.
Isn’t this a lovely, comfortable looking home, nestled in amongst the trees.
On our way back to the car we noticed this corral of interesting old iron bits and pieces and decided to take a closer look.
I’m guessing it is possible an old mine shaft, as this was all a mining area. Anyway, the fence is much nicer than safety tape. By the way there were several little fish swimming around in the water.
Next door is “Kurrajong Park”.
There was an old cottage here, which has now been added onto so much that the original structure is no longer visible from the outside.
Lovely gardens with a backdrop of old gum trees.
I love this old relic on the way back to the car.
Our third garden at Yetholme was “Hillandale”, a magnificent garden about a century old.
We followed a little stream as we entered the garden.
Which ends up in this dam.
Looking back up towards the house.
We returned to the house via the perennial border.
The house is a simple 1920’s cottage.
I’ve never seen rhododendrons like it anywhere else.
Lots of peonies here as well, but only a few already flowering.
Our final garden was “Tranquility”. The owner is very creative with mosaics.
It is a comfortable, rambling garden.
A butterfly actually sat still long enough for a photo.
And to finish off our day, I had to chuckle at this sign. I think I need one.
We had a really nice day together and all the gardens were a picture. We now have to put the date in our diaries for next year.