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A wonderful cottage garden in country Victoria, Australia.

enjoy the garden..Garden of St Erth. Blackwood

*In 1854 Matthew Rogers, a Cornish stonemason, left Sydney in pursuit of gold discovered near Mount Blackwood in Victoria. In the 1860s he built a sandstone cottage, naming it ‘St Erth’ after his birthplace in Cornwall.
Rogers attached a wooden building to the western end of his stone cottage which served as a post office and store. Behind it was a boot factory that formed part of a bustling town of 13,000 people. His daughter Elizabeth and her husband Jim Terrill continued at the store, but as gold ran out, the wooden buildings of the town were moved to Trentham. For a time the house lay empty and the bush moved back in. Eventually it was bought by a group of Melbourne businessmen who called themselves the Simmons Reef Shire Council. *


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kristina k, kkratfs, autumn, cottage, cottage garden, historic places

Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Ah-haaaaaaaaaa!!! How glorious this is dear Kristine xx

  • thanks hun, it is a wonderful place for a walk :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...over 4 years ago

    Oh wow!!! What a brilliant capture of the type of garden I long for and so love! Thank you for all the fascinating info. Will have to make a point of visiting to see it for myself some time…Again, incredible work Kristina…profusion of colour is glorious!!..xx

    : )

  • oh i so would love to have this garden too jan, a wonderful colour palete of aroma as well..your welcome to come stay with me and i will show lol thanks hun :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 4 years ago

    Stunning garden and colors!

  • hi pamela. thanks so much ;)) k

    – Kristina K

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    beautiful kk!

  • thanks d :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiover 4 years ago

    Beautiful garden setting

  • hi hans, thanks heaps :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Rosemaree
    Rosemareeover 4 years ago

    Very pretty K… Looks like a beautiful English garden that you see in movies… So very colourful…

  • hi r, thanks hun, it could be used in a movie set you never know :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Marija
    Marijaover 4 years ago

    The colors are so beautiful Kristina :)

  • thanks marija, :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • Blackdust
    Blackdustover 4 years ago

    stunning=D

  • thanks so much :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • SofaKingWeird
    SofaKingWeirdover 4 years ago

    Very nice, love the color.

  • hi troy, thanks so much :)) k

    – Kristina K

  • TracyD
    TracyDover 4 years ago

    Very pretty K!

  • thanks tracy, :)) k

    – Kristina K

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