Garden rooms and clearing-sale finds define this garden in central New South Wales.

Story By Kathy Mexted

There comes a time in a country gardener’s life when they have to decide where to stop. For Denise and Phil Thurston, the point came when their western neighbour’s property came on the market. “It was tempting,” says Denise with a wry smile. “Our two-acre [0.8-hectare] garden had reached our boundary and we are encompassed by the Lachlan River to the south, an irrigation channel to the north and sheds and yards to the east. We’d already expanded the garden three times, so we knew it was time to stop.”

This Story is from Issue #97

Outback Magazine: Oct/Nov 2014