COPIES OF OUR LATEST BOOKS “OUR QUEENSLANDERS: THEIR SECOND CENTURY” & “QUEENSLANDER GARDENS: PLANTS FOR THEIR SECOND CENTURY”are AVAILABLE To obtain a copy of these privately published limited edition books please contact us at Email firstname.lastname@example.org or FROM Peterpal Library Supplies, 48-50 Commercial Drive, Shailer Park QLD 4128 (07) 3806 1155. http://www.peterpal.com.au/
Our Latest Books “Our Queenslanders, Homes*Gardens, Their Second Century” 400 pages, hard cover, full colour $65 + postage ($15) sold out
“Queenslander Gardens, Plants for Their Second Century” 160 pages $25 + postage ($12)
We will be selling our books for less than the cost of printing), cheque or direct debit with complimentary copies of ‘A Garden Forever” , ‘Overlooked and over the Fence” and DVD a “Garden in the Rain” while stocks last. Postage $13.40 for 2 books and DVD Australia wide.
Copies of “A Garden Forever”, ‘Over the Fence and Overlooked ” with a DVD “A Garden in the Rain” can be purchased separately + postage while stocks last. contact email@example.com
Also a home to lots of music: At “The Shambles Kitchen Studio” see live recordings. Lots of rehearsals, band camps and recordings over the years. Also Playing for guests, Open gardens, Parties etc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOgViP9GhBo “Smoko sessions” live films and recording several tracks by James , John, Rob, Chris and Michael Simpson (Yes, 5 brothers) 2016
“The Shambles” is a name we gave the garden about 25 years ago.
A little over 118 years ago the land around us in Montville changed from rainforest of special significance to the indigenous Gubbi Gubbi people during their “Bonyi Bonyi” festivals, to a source of timber and then cleared for dairying and agriculture, namely strawberries, pineapples, citrus fruit and other orchard crops.
Since the 1970s things started to change again and land cleared for agriculture and orchards started to grow trees and shrubs again for private residential gardens
For thirty years we have built up an extensive plant collection around our century old farmhouse. We have a registered collection of “Heritage Roses” and perennial Salvias in a garden with thousands of plants in hundreds of genus from around the world.
Since 2001 many visitors have trod our garden paths and enjoyed “Open Garden” visits, Book Launches and Bus trips.
We hope you enjoy reading this site and following our gardens story.