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HIGH COUNTRY

MAZE

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Garden of the Year Finalist

Our Story

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Proprietors Nicky Goudberg and Tony Pridham fell in love with the maze and gardens...

 

...when they first visited in 2019. They bought the property 6 months later and did a crash course in hedging!

 

Set up in 2003 by the original owners Dean and Tracey Shipley to realise their dream of owning a maze, the property was once a bare paddock. Over the years the Shipleys planted hedges, grew topiaries and raised their kids here.

 

Nicky and Tony, also avid gardeners, are continuing their legacy…. further developing these beautiful gardens to provide a relaxing place for locals and visitors to visit and enjoy. 

Exciting changes to come...

 

The existing undercover seating area will be extended during 2020/21 to provide a modern all weather café. We have also built a new art gallery where you can watch Tony at work at his easel. Tony is a world renowned wildlife artist, having exhibited globally and is represented in many Australian and overseas collections. The café and  gallery provide places for him to display and sell his paintings plus show visitors how he creates his stunning works. As Sidney Nolan’s nephew, Tony knows his way around a paint-brush!

 

So come and meet us, enjoy the changing colours and moods of the garden, have a coffee while the kids hunt for gnomes and fairies, and let us be part of your next High Country adventure …..

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Building the Maze 

2003
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Where it all begins
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First tree goes in
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Planting begins
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we all get involved
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the maze planted 2005
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The last tree planted
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Drought hits hard
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The boys help out
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Tracey starts the front garden
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straw is needed
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Family at work!
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Bark King delivery
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Its a big job
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The boys Birthday party
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The gardens begin
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6000 box hedges arive
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box hedges going in
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Heart garden beginnings
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Dean at work
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Tracey planting more hedges
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The boys help out
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things start to grow
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fathers day planting
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Wagon wheel feature goes in
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windows for the secret rose garden
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plants go in for the topiarys
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Then comes the frames
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lions at the front entrance
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Dean still at work
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Hedge trimming begins
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Dean taking a moment
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The star garden beginnings
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Tracey planting the box hedges
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more box hedges go in
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another  750 trees go in 2007
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Things are still growing
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Tops now need cutting
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more garden beds go in
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gardens start to take shape
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autumn rainbow
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The fish pond goes in
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box hedges start to take shape
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floods come
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mother earth sculpture
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Tracey at work
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Heart garden sculpture
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mother earth grows
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Heart garden in bloom
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Pegasus in the garden
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christmas tree 2015
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The garden room
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Aerial shot taken Spring 2017
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Aerial View 2020
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