I came across images of this beautiful garden at a property called Ercildoune, near Ballarat in Victoria and thought of my mum. She is a keen gardener and has been developing her garden in the country (Gippsland) for several years.
Ercildoune’s centrepiece is a two-storey granite mansion surrounded by six hectares of formal grounds studded with grand trees that provide a breathtaking backdrop to the gardens, which include sweeping lawns, huge garden beds, wooded dells, fruit trees and an inner walled garden that was built in the 1870s and filled with roses.
I love the house (who wouldn't) and the garden is stunning. See the full story about Ercildourne's restoration at: http://www.houseandgarden.com.au/true-romance-victorian-goldfields-garden.htm