April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Sixties with a twist
It’s been renovated and extended, but a 1960s Bowral home still retains its modernist roots and relates beautifully to its surrounds.

Health and home
Jenny Harper, who has run Southern Highlands Private Hospital for 21 years, shows us her beautiful Bowral property.

The art of living
Ceramicist Simon Bowley and sculptor and painter Britta Stenmanns travelled extensively before settling in Moss Vale, where their house and garden are filled with art.

Ride to the top
Meet Berrima’s Sue Hearn, one of the best dressage riders in Australia, and our second oldest debuting Olympian.

The perennial quest
Julie and Craig Hulbert’s love of rare and unusual plants means visitors to Perennial Hill get to see many beautiful plants for the first time.

Upwardly mobile
Climbers and twiners can work wonders in a garden when it comes to adding colour and interest, and Highlands gardeners are spoilt for choice. 

Living colour
Helen Oprey paints colourful, abstract works that combine playful creativity and thoughtful contemplation, and they’re starting to attract attention.

A day in Scotland
The 40th Brigadoon will be held in Bundanoon on April 1. We meet some of the people involved in staging this year’s celebratory festival. 

Savour summer
These recipes from five Highlands cafes and restaurants will work beautifully for summer entertaining.

Steaming ahead
This year marks the 150th of the Picton to Mittagong railway line. We visit the original line, now unused, and the NSW Rail Museum at Thirlmere.

Then and now
A newly renovated building, The Acre, is attracting a lot of attention in Bowral. It turns out the site has a long history in retail.