April/May 2022

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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Fresh angles
Bowral owners Pat and Jenny Rowley told their architects: “We’d like a contemporary style, we need to capture the view everywhere we are, we want something strong, and angles, angles, angles.” They got everything they wanted.

Queen of arts
“If you ask people to imagine a world without the arts, they couldn’t – it’s part of the tapestry of our lives.” Arts dynamo Jenny Bott talks about the importance of bringing the arts to the public, and establishing a Southern Highlands regional gallery. 

Painting the past
Mittagong artist James King explains how working in the Australian Museum’s photographic department led to a love of archival photographs that resonates in his quirky paintings.

Lessons from a garden
How do gardens contribute to education? Gardening writer Frances Simons visits the historic gardens at Mittagong’s Frensham school and Sturt Gallery and Studios to find out.

Bordering on magic
Earlier this year we photographed two flourishing border gardens at Red Cow Farm, Sutton Forest, that were planted only last year. Frances Simons explains how to create a beautiful border.

Forging ahead
When Steve Hogwood’s life fell apart, he turned to blacksmithing, a craft he has loved since he was a child. He explains how two master blacksmiths helped him create a better life.

Give me shelter
In 2016, Dignity opened its first emergency shelter, a rented house in Bowral. Today the charity has 29 emergency guesthouses across NSW and shelters
220 people a night.

Hidden history
Anyone who has researched local history will know about the Berrima Museum, and the Berrima District Historical and Family History Society. But there’s another repository of local history hidden away in Bowral’s library.

Wild and wonderful
Close encounters with wildlife, flights over savannahs, visits to Maasai villages and nights under African skies. Who wouldn’t want to go on safari?

One perfect day
If you’re planning your big day, our annual wedding feature offers plenty of ideas for planning an idyllic country wedding.