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Our Story


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 …..


Building the Maze 

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