history

The gardens established in 1985

 
 

Glenrock was originally part of 'Tenterfield Station', an iconic local property, which was subdivided many years ago. It is a 200 acre working farm, which has been home to many families since that time. The present owners, Chris and Annie Jones, purchased 'Glenrock' in May 2016 from Peter and Carolyn Robinson, a well known garden designer. It was Carolyn, who originally designed and developed the beautiful gardens here over a 25 year period. Many Tenterfield residents have worked/helped and had input into the gardens and all have fond associations with this beautiful venue.

The house was originally a cottage of four small rooms apparently and dates back to 1892. Extensions and additions have occurred during the last 25 years and in fact, more recent renovations have been done to the summer cottage (2017) and to the main house (2018 - 2019), with more improvements to come to the shed and possibly, other outlying structures, with the newest owners.

Plans are in place for the arrival of an old church/hall in 2019. Once renovations are complete, it is intended that the church/hall will provide a charming venue for all events in 2019.

We look forward to your visit.

Annie and Chris

 

about

 
 

the gardens

The 10 acre gardens, which are divided up into varying rooms, each possess their own charm and ambience and are interconnected with pretty walkways, arbours and woodland walks. The lakes bisect the gardens and create wonderful reflections and views; they are a welcome respite on a hot Summer's day! The gardens are now 27 years old and some changes have been made during the last 2 years. New roads have been designed, a working flower farm is insitu (at present managed by another family member) and the lakes rejuvenated and various gardens redesigned. The iconic electric blue colour remains highlighted in garden art and gates, which have been re- sand blasted and powder coated, new pieces of garden furniture acquired (older pieces rejuvenated) and solar fountains installed in the smaller garden ponds.

There are now purpose-built toilet facilities available, an electric vehicle charging station and plenty of room for parking, including buses.

 

the owners

Annie and Chris Jones purchased the property in May 2016, but had to wait to settle permanently at 'Glenrock' until December 2017. Chris has a background in business, accounting and financial planning and Annie in nursing and OHS. Annie was born and grew up in Hobart and this is where her love of gardens, especially temperate gardens, began. Chris was born in Narrabri, NSW and grew up on the land.

Due to their family business, both Annie and Chris lived on the Gold Coast, for the last 28 years, but are delighted to be able to return to the country at last. They love their new stage of life and very much enjoying getting to know the friendly people and the beautiful town of Tenterfield with all of its many charms and benefits.