Louise McDaidGlenmore House

Glenmore House and garden is a charming collection of 1840s farm buildings surrounded by a working garden of vegetables, roses, herbs, perennials, scented shrubs and specimen and fruiting trees. It’s 25 years since Larry and Mickey Robertson discovered what was then a ramshackle and dilapidated property – it is now a unique historic country home.

Glenmore House and Garden

Glenmore House and Garden

To celebrate that anniversary they opened the garden for a Special Event with Open Gardens Australia, with Mickey giving illustrated talks on the transformation of her home and garden, and sharing kitchen gardening tips. Her talk about creating the garden, pretty much from scratch with little experience, was fascinating and a testament to how hard work and vision, with resources and determination, can have such joyful results.

Glenmore House is located at Glenmore, described as the Southern Lowlands area near Camden, about 1 hour drive south-west of Sydney. Mickey conducts Kitchen Gardening and Seasonal Cooking Days.

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Louise McDaid

About Louise McDaid

I’m a landscape designer and enjoy working with most anything botanical in nature. Based in Sydney Australia, I am also editor of Landscape Outlook, journal of the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) and write on gardens and their design. I have been guest editor of GardenDrum while Catherine escaped for an overdue and well-earned holiday.

2 thoughts on “Glenmore House

  1. Lovely photo journey thanks Louise. Mickey’s very inspiring – and I’m sure her visitors would have left with some fabulous ideas.

    • Louise McDaid on said:

      Yes Kim. I could hear people chatting about different parts of the garden, they were excited about things they hadn’t seen before and what they could try at home. I think it’s a garden visitors can really relate to.

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