BACK O' THE MOON
Back O' The Moon is a 3 acre park-like garden developed since 1994 from scratch set against acres of beautiful open grazing country on the outskirts of Moss Vale.
Against a background of hedges and mature pines, the gardens ramble around the homestead with lawns planted with a variety of specimen trees: dogwood, crabapple, flowering cherries, rhododendrons, maples, Manchurian pears and birches.
A number of special features make this an interesting garden to visit from spring through to autumn.
A classic parterre of 16th century French design features Dutch and English box set against gravel around an antique urn.
A delightful walk through lilacs and under rose arches leads from the parterre to the pond. Here there is a summer house covered in roses.
Alongside is a woodland garden row of alders underplanted with bluebells and forget-me-nots in spring.
Colourful from spring to summer, the property is bordered by gardens featuring perennial flowers underplanted by annuals.
The borders feature delphiniums, peonies, pansies, roses, rhododendrons, sasanqua camellias, verbenums, white magnolias, irises, bulbs and other colourful blooms.
This side of the garden has whimsical features including statues, scarecrows and dovecots.
The magnificent rose garden - at its best from November through April - displays 300 hybrid and David Austin roses in a formal setting surrounded by box hedges.
Rest A While
Back O' The Moon is a large country garden to relax in and enjoy. The beauty of the gardens is complemented by the views over tranquil farmland.
During open days view our art gallery (works for sale).
Back O' the Moon is ideal for a delightful garden wedding ceremony or your wedding photographs.
Three acres of garden that change with every season, a romantic setting for your wedding and plenty of stunning areas as backdrops for photographs.
Contact us to make our beautiful garden setting part of your very special day.
We are also available for photo shoots for advertising campaigns - please contact us for more information.
When to visit.
The garden is open during Tulip Time, and later during Spring - dates to be advised closer to the event.
Opening time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. Other times by appointment only.
Entry fee is $6 per person.
Parking available on site. Coaches welcome (parking available outside).
How to get there:
From Bowral - head towards Moss Vale; at the roundabout approaching Moss Vale (intersection of Illawarra Highway) turn left towards Robertson; Back O' The Moon is 4.5kms along on the left - past the school and 300 metres on from the Nowra Road turnoff.
From Moss Vale - follow Argyle (main) Street north towards Bowral; at the roundabout (intersection of Illawarra Highway) turn right towards Robertson; Back O' The Moon is 4.5kms along on the left - past the school and 300 metres on from the Nowra Road turnoff.
From Wollongong - follow Illawarra Highway from Robertson to Moss Vale. Back O' The Moon is 5.9kms along on the right from Sheepwash Road intersection - just before the sign to Nowra Road.