I really am having a thing for spots this Spring . I wore this stone and black jacket last Saturday to attend Gardenfest at Entally House . Although truth be told it was covered with a coat most of the day as it was cold with intermittent rain .
Gardenfest is an annual event held in the grounds of historical Entally House . The Entally Estate dates back to 1819. Gardenfest attracts a variety of talented craft people from all over our state , plus a wide selection of specialised stalls selling plants of all description.
The formal walled garden is always quite a sight with its perennials, peony roses and many old and new roses, although due to our cooler than average Spring weather many of the roses weren’t out yet.
This is the tiny chapel on the estate- it would have been used exclusively by the family at the time but is now available for wedding hire.
Another view of the formal garden and the back of the house and its out buildings. I was rather taken with all the wonderful irises in full glory.
Entally House is a good example of our early colonial architecture, typical of a gentlemen’s residence.The property was purchased by the Tasmanian Government in 1947 and opened to the public in 1950. The property was leased by The National Trust from 1987 to 2005 when due to financial pressures the lease was taken over by a private company , who managed it until 2005 . The property was passed back to the State Parks and Wildlife Service who managed the property until 2015 when it was again leased to a private consortium. My hope is it will continue to be restored and maintained as it is a very important part of our regions history.
Wearing spot jacket Bec and Bridge , black knit and wide striped Moyuru pants , navy Neo patent shoes,Karen Walker sunnies, cork earrings , bracelet -made from Mah Jong tiles, vintage little hat.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday.