Red Cow Farm Grounds
Surrounded by one of the prettiest rural vistas in the Southern Highlands, Red Cow Farm’s spectacular colour display will impress any garden enthusiast. Close by the roadside, the 1820’s cottage is surrounded by an abundant Cottage Garden of roses and perennials, an outstanding landmark in the historic village of Sutton Forest. This is a garden that beckons a second and third visit as it enriches the mind and body while you savour the fresh country air in an ambience that is visually and mentally inspiring.
And … make sure you keep an eye out for the red cows!
Red Cow Farm is divided into 20 garden rooms featuring a Monastery Garden, Abbess’ Garden, Woodland, Beech Walk, Lake, Bog Garden, Orchard and Kitchen Garden.
A walk through the Woodland reveals a collection of rare trees and maples. Meander through this garden, discovering the formally structured garden rooms and layout with exuberant plantings, while angels and gargoyles keep watch. Rhododendrons and birches line the walk leading to the Bog Garden and Lake, where Albertine roses ramble over the railings of a beautiful old wooden bridge leading to an island. An extensive collection of 800 roses is dispersed throughout the gardens with impressive herbaceous borders of rare shrubs and perennials. Established fruit trees abundant with apples, pears and other stone fruits, entice the visitor into sampling a piece of fresh fruit! The Kitchen Garden is truly an inspiration for anyone to produce their own fresh herbs and vegetables. In the seclusion of the walled Monastery Garden, featuring artworks and statues of saints, including the patron saint of gardens, St Fiacre, perennials and roses create a space for solitude and reflection.