Melba Estate Garden Tour – Coombe

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What is beyond the gates?
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A cheeky peek through a hole in the hedge.
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A garden bell to alert the great lady that the phone was ringing.
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This old English Oak is 170-180 years old.

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So country chic.
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Australiana
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A hedge bowing under the weight of it duties – protecting the property from weather and wind.
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There are around 1000 trees planted 1 meter apart that make up this mammoth hedge.
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A hole in the hedge. Like Alice in Wonderland this hole is bigger than it seems.
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There is 720 meters of hedge surrounding the property.
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Through a hole in the hedge you access the vegetable garden
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A vegetable garden that is well protected by a guard-dog.

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What do you get the woman who has everything? An ornamental deer of cause…
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… A path. Each paver individually numbered and shipped to the woman who has everything.
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and a sundial – she won’t have a sundial
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The homestead
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Magnificent magnolia.

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I love how dramatic this path is – leading to the highlight of the garden ‘the pool’.
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The very first in ground pool in Victoria entertained the most famous people in the world. If I was a 102 year old pool I would want to be this one.

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