The historic 1850 Numbaa homestead Merribee and its superb gardens will be open to the public on October 19-20. Property manager Paul O’Dwyer said it is a rare chance to see the stunning property.
LOCAL residents have the chance to view the historic Numbaa property Merribee and its extensive gardens this weekend.
The one hectare property (2.5 acres) will be open on Saturday and Sunday, with residents welcome to wander through its gardens.
Entry costs a gold coin donation to raise money for the Shoalhaven Cancer Centre and Linear Accelerator Appeal.
It is a rare opportunity to gain access to the property.
Owners Richard and Lucy Marshall purchased the property 13 years ago and have undertaken a massive transformation, with local James Thompson redesigning the gardens.
The gardens feature more than 1000 heritage roses, an extensive topiary nursery of hedging plants, which is one of Mr Marshall’s passions, a physics garden made up of plants with medical properties and a small lavender nursery.
There is the quaint 1850 cottage which has been extensively refurbished, a studio and the four-story converted granary.
The former silo has been superbly renovated into a stunning residence that has superb views of the surrounding farmland.
Coffee and cupcakes will also be on sale over the weekend.
Merribee is located at 660 Comerong Island Road at Numbaa and will be open on both days from 9am until 4pm.
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