In1820, the ex-convict George Sewell was granted a parcel of land in the village of Sutton Forest in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. He built the existing cottage as a gentleman’s residence and named the property Red Cow Farm, identifying the red Hereford cows grazing in the surrounding paddocks.
In 1990, the current owners Ali Mentesh and Wayne Morrissey bought the property and pursued their dream of creating one of the “worlds’ best gardens”. Visually little has changed with the original cottage flanking the roadside and a picket fence enticing the visitor to explore this creative garden indulgence, representing years of dedication to present one of the leading gardens in the Southern Highlands.
Red Cow Farm and its current owners have created history with the transformation to this 2.5 hectares in the historic village of Sutton Forest, where little else has changed since early settlement in the 1820’s.