About Us

Established from grazing pasture in 2002 ­ in the middle of a drought where the southern side of the lake dried up completely ­ the nursery and gardens are the dream of James & Dianne Brigden ­ who built their home on the 38 acre block of pasture natural bush and lake and carved out a number of gardens from the pasture ­ from semi formal to native to rainforest (and a small orchard and Vegi garden.) Some of the steep parts of the property we haven’t ventured into yet ­ the local bush is largely undisturbed and teams with wallabies and bird life. Angus cattle roam the northern and southern paddocks, often with calves at foot (so please leave the gates as you find them). They will take carrots from your hand. Walks abound around the lakes edge­over the paddocks and up through the bush – result in seeing something different every day.

The lake is a relaxing influence and attracts a wide range of bird life­from black swans and pelicans to ducks and eagles­ down to kingfishers and kookaburras – you will find seating in many nooks and crannies with views of the lake, garden, and bush­Various sculptures can be found around the gardens including an original Steiner bower bird near the homestead

Down a farm track to the north of the homestead you will come across a gully and dam which has many rain forest plants growing. Behind this is an area of bushland in its natural form. This gully abounds with bird life and brush turkeys and bower birds are often heard if not seen.  From here you can walk to a paddock to the north where usually you will come across cattle and wallabies grazing the paddock