Edna Walling garden at Southern Tablelands finally sold

Edna Walling garden at Southern Tablelands finally sold
Edna Walling garden at Southern Tablelands finally sold

The six-hectare NSW Southern Tablelands property Kiloren, with intact Edna Walling gardens, has finally sold.

It was in 1982 gardening author Jennie Churchill and her husband, vet Rob Churchill, took over the Crookwell garden with the best named gardener in the land.

There were four parties interested at the end with the property sold to a couple from Canberra.

Jennie sayes she is confident they will care for the garden beautifully. 

The garden was installed by Walling in 1951, surrounding the three bedroom John Mansfield designed house, which was built for the Broadbent family.

Walling was familiar with the climate given her nearby Markdale, Binda commission for the Ashton family in the late 1940's.

The classic Walling features include basalt walls and pathways softened by relaxed planting.

She described the garden as one of her less formal designs and said she brought plants from her own nurse at Bickleigh Vale near Melbourne, where she has a cottage within the grounds.

Jennie and her husband will be moving back to their Potts Point base and continue with plans for a Tasmanian retreat.

Around $980,000 was being sought. 

This article was first published in the Saturday Daily Telegraph.

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Residential Sale

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