In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

29 September - 7 October 2018

Garden No 1 - Redleaf, 10 Blackheath Street

Garden courtesy of Guy Moxley and Jayne Ansin

We feel very privileged to be able to own Redleaf. It is definitely a labour of love bringing this very established property and house back to life. The house is over 100 years old and has always been painted black. We have continued the tradition of being the Black house on Blackheath Street. We are only the third owners in over 100 years. Many that come and view it see all the walls and the very established trees and believe it is an undocumented Sorensen as it has all the hallmarks.

The property is definitely a family home first and the nearly an acre is much used by the family. In the past there was a croquet lawn and tennis court but today they have become swings, climbing gym, trampoline and soccer practice area.

You are greeted at the front by a spectacular hedge of azaleas in bright colours, not to mention the 25ft high rhododendrons. These are followed by a row of weeping cherry trees, along with a bed of tulips and daffodils. The expansive and flat feel of the property makes it feel very park-like.

The enormous trees on the property are placed in such a way they become sculptures themselves. The garden also has extensive rock walls and paths that are well over 75 years old. This is one of those gardens that you want to sit in and enjoy the spectacular layout, and we invite you to do so.

We are also very lucky to have a number of key local artists showing their sculptures around the garden for you to enjoy.