My garden blog filled with beautiful flowers and trees, seasonal fruits and vegetables, clever ideas and tips and just wonderful gardens. Like so many I adore gardens, however I am not a garden expert, this garden blog is purely for pleasure showcasing beautiful gardens that I am lucky to explore. I would like to share with you a small part of my life living through each season in many lovely gardens in the Southern Highlands and country areas of NSW, Australia

I just love these old garden stairs

This is another great old home in the Southern Highlands, 'Hillview' at Sutton Forest,
I just love these little stone stairs built into the side of the hill, overgrown and beautiful.
I photographed this a while ago when Andrew and I went to look at leasing this amazing property for 40 years. Hillview was the country residence to seventeen Governor's of NSW from 1882 - 1957.
We decided or should I say Andrew decided he wanted to have a life instead, as there was sooooooo much to do and restore at Hillview. From memory there were at least fifty or sixty rooms in the main home. Can you just imagine the fun I would have had doing them up.
If we had gone ahead and leased Hillview, there would have been a room for all of you when you visited us in Australia and how wonderful would that be!!
xx Coty


  1. I also love this starway. I can imagine all the work this must have been to build. Great shot. Mumzie

  2. Coty, I do so love your blog which I've only discovered a few days ago. You make me smile.

  3. I'd be quite happy to just pitch a tent in your backyard. Miss you and hope all is well.
    xoxoxox Lisa

  4. I enjoyed reading your blog ~ thanks for posting such useful content./Nice article and great photos. Very nicely done!


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Seasonal blooms, flower work, inspiring garden designs, fields full of flowers that makes person like me what to go and pick every single flower and fill lots of old baskets.

Some of my artwork, I love to paint flowers and gardens and I always paint on huge canvases, this painting I worked with charcoal and paint.

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