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SH Branch: Visit to Upper Woodlands at High Range

8 October 2017 @ 12:00 pm AEDT

Join us for lunch at 581 Greenhills Road, Berrima for The Loch experience – tasting plates and dessert $40pp for members, $45pp for guests, wine own account, followed by a visit to Upper Woodlands garden owned by Charles and Lynne Moore, 490 Woodlands Road, High Range.

Upper Woodlands is two minutes drive from The Loch, parking will be near the front gate in a paddock, then walk 150 metres to the courtyard for a briefing by Charles Moore.

Upper Woodlands is a spectacular six acre woodland park where 100-year-old eucalypts co-exist with a variety of exotic trees. Parterre gardens and formal, flowing spaces provide structure to the landscape. A central east-west axis through the house and the garden divides the north and south areas, one being more internally focused, the other borrowing from the wider outlook.

The ornamental dam, colonial veranda, summerhouse, gazebo, ha-ha, colonnade and valley walk offer interesting perspectives within and outside the garden and there are many opportunities to pause and contemplate the surroundings. The first plantings were made in 1989 and the house and courtyards were completed in 2006. The garden is best seen in spring and autumn when the colours and contrasts are at their most beautiful. It is more about structure and flow than about flowers and features: a place to roam and wander and enjoy. Bring your camera.

The Loch is at 581 Greenhills Road, Berrima, 5.8 km from the Greenhills Road turnoff on the Old Hume Highway at Berrima.

Upper Woodlands at 490 Woodlands Road is 1.9 km from The Loch. From The Loch, turn left into Greenhills Road for 0.7 km, then at the crossroads turn right into Joadja Road for 1 km, then at the T-intersection turn right into Woodlands Road for 0.2 km of gravel road, Upper Woodlands at 490 is on the left.

Please complete the booking form asap as this will go quickly.


8 October 2017
12:00 pm AEDT
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