The Garden Guide

Rouse Hill Estate

This Historic Houses Trust property was once the centre of a 1200 acre estate and contains possibly the earliest surviving dry weather garden in Australia. The garden today carries echoes of its evolution, particularly in the remnant forms of its paths and pleasure walks and structural elements. There are approximately 20 outbuildings which range from the impressive 1875 brick stable by the important architect J. Horbury Hunt to an early timber slab piggery; from a fancifully Victorian summer house to a vernacular timber cottage with corrugated iron annex.
Courtesy Historic Houses Trust. Photography Patrick Bingham-Hall
Courtesy Historic Houses Trust. Photography Ray Joyce

Guntawong Road, off Windsor Road, Rouse Hill, New South Wales, Australia, NSW 2155

March to November., Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday., Open 10am-2pm by guided tour only. Bookings essential on T: 02 9627 6777., Closed during December, January and February and Good Friday.

Adult $8. Concession/Child $4. Family $17.

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