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3475 Monaro Hwy
Holts Flat, NSW, 2631

02 6454 6386

Escape to our boutique, self-contained farm cottage at "Shirley", a beautiful property in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW.

Explore the private gardens of the homestead, designed by Paul Bangay - renowned landscape architect.

Garden Tours - Southern NSW

Located between Bombala & Nimmitabel in Southern NSW, the Garden at "Shirley" was recently re-designed by renowned landscape architect Paul Bangay and it is a stunning country garden.  Located in Southern NSW, private tours can be arranged.


The stunning garden at Shirley has been redesigned by Paul Bangay and is available for private group tours. 

Driving into ‘Shirley’ along its tree-lined driveway opening into a lush garden, an oasis with its expansive lawns, mature trees and spectacular private lake with beach. 

‘Shirley’ extends over seven acres of garden, offering sweeping views of the Monaro Plains.  The garden ties in to the landscape with magnificent trees extending out into the paddocks.

Nurtured by three generations of passionate gardeners, John and Sally-Ann Cottle have continued to enhance the splendid grounds.  Paul Bangay (one of Australia’s leading landscape designers) has been integral in re-designing the garden – incorporating John and Sally-Ann’s love of European design.

 A garden that invites you to explore its formal parterres, ponds, water features and pathways leading to secluded areas.