Narmbool | Homestead and Gardens
Narmbool, a magnificent pastoral property of 2,000 hectares located near Ballarat.
Owned by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Narmbool is home to 12,000 sheep, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and platypuses. The homestead, featuring a bluestone front and adjacent billiard room, has English-style gardens surrounding the side lawns. A Claret Ash (planted in 1950) still dominates the front lawn superbly.
A water feature leads to the Wayaperri Garden, which was planted in 2004. In the language of the Wathaurong - the Indigenous people of the area - Wayaperri means to 'gather' or 'meet', so this garden is symbolic of a meeting place.
A recent addition to the gardens is a large pond, complete with a footbridge, water lilies and frogs, and roses and other ornamentals have been planted in front of the garden's base. This section of the garden also includes native grasses and plants.
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Horsehill North Road Elaine | Map
✆ (03) 5337 1188
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Narmbool | Homestead and Gardens
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Sovereign Hill | Ballarat
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