Earlyn country garden is the type of place you discover when you have your sister-in-law and her husband visiting from Germany. Unlike our visits to their town where there are all manner of walks close-by, the miles between places in Australia (and they were walking) was long. We were a long walk from town and they were itching to get out. We had done all of our normal tourist trips and had discovered when we invited them to go out for a coffee that the three quarter of an hour trip to the coffee shop was beyond their comprehension. Discovering Earlyn country Gardens only a fifteen minute drive away was a delightful surprise.
Earlyn was named after the gardener’s mother Lyn and her husband Earl. It was the home garden of a large cattle property, fenced off from the beasts and kangaroos but having a wonderful backdrop of the hills and scrub country on which the cattle grazed. You can see as you wander around the garden on the slide show above the amount of love and care that went into this little piece of paradise. The flowers were magnificent. I went home with cuttings all of which took. After a good wander we sat down in the breezeway where a scrumptious light lunch was served.
It’s a place I would recommend if you ever found yourself in Gloucester for several days. A good Australian country garden.