1990 the hand planting of 850 Cypress Lambertiana began in the
home paddock in the rural village of Wandiligong, just 5 mins
from Bright. The mysterious circular planting caused people
to wonder - had a flying saucer landed in Wandiligong?
much pruning by Edward Scissorhand, the gravelling of winding
paths, the emergence of two towers within, the living hedge
is Mazable - a pleasure for both young and old.
but different delight are the surrounds - a glorious extensive
cottage garden filled with annuals, perennials and over 200
heritage roses, whose perfume surrounds you as you peruse it
from the Rotunda.
rotunda was designed by local architect Trevor Robinson with
inspiration from the grand rotundas of past eras, it has as
its centre a beautiful curved iron apex into which hand milled
planed and sawn timbers were fitted. The timbers of this superb
piece of art are local narrow and broad leafed peppermint, elm,
oregon and river red gum along with recycled North Queensland
forest red gum, silver quandong, tulip oak and white beech.
It is a special example of the woodworkers craft.
the recently finished Cafe combines comfort and convenience
with creative use of timbers and bush poles, high ceilings,
exposed beams, and French doors leading to wide verandahs for
drinks, lunches, snacks and home baked indulgences.
as catering for casual visitors and groups, it provides a perfect
setting for weddings and special celebrations.
around the garden is an added bonus, A copse of silver birch
underplanted with grey foliage plants and deepest red roses
of heady perfume, beds of heritage roses and unusual perennials,
the water garden viewed from the deck, surrounded by yet more
rambling roses, grasses, fairy fishing rod and waterlilies with
a backdrop of hills of eucalypt and pine and Morses Creek running
ambience is living, natural, relaxed and is designed for the
pleasure of all ages - a place to unwind, admire, indulge and
have some fun - in fact quite AMAZEing!