Tuesday, January 25, 2011

garden visits: oatlands

callington mill

if you are at a loose end this weekend
try a garden visit
we have just gotten back from oatlands
in the midlands of tasmania

the new parterre

the village is magnificent
a construct of aged sandstone
and most of the village houses now sport wonderful cottage gardens
and they are growing on the hardest ground in very dry conditions
a french parterre garden is being constructed behind the callington mill
and they have wonderful espaliered apple trees
surrounded by wonderful dry stone walls constructed by local women

espaliered apples

so take a drive
enjoy poking about what must be tasmanians most beautiful village

a bit of history

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