In the historic village of Sutton Forest, little has changed since early settlement in the 1820s.

In 1820, 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.

How it started

In 1990, the current owners Ali Mentesh and Wayne Morrissey bought the property and pursued their dream of creating one of the world’s best gardens. Visually, little has changed with the original cottage that flanks the roadside. A picket fence entices the visitor to explore this creative garden representing years of dedication from the owners.

What has transformed

Red Cow Farm and its current owners, Ali and Wayne have created a world-famous garden with the transformation of this 2.5 hectares in the historic village of Sutton Forest.