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KARRAWINGI PARK

Your hosts Doug and Aileen Clay welcome you to their garden

A Brief History

Until 1993, apart from the larger trees, little of the present garden existed. After ceasing to run the property as a commercial orchard in 1990 and selling all but 9 acres of the original 60 acres,we realised we now had time for a previously impossible pastime. So the garden began to evolve.

With the exception of the gazebo, we have managed to do all the work ourselves, where possible with recycled material. We are indebted to Betty and the late Reg Unthank and their family for allowing us to use material from an old house (believed to have been built around 1870). The incredible old bush poles, the rough cut timber, the cedar weather board and hand made bricks have been used extensively throughout the park.

There was no grand plan followed in making the garden; rather it was like the ripple made when a pebble is thrown into a pond. It continued to expand out over the entire acreage. We have now completed the major work and, with a bit of luck, we can sit back and watch it mature.

We have shared the work needed to create Karrawingi Park, Doug being responsible anything made of timber, plus the construction of the lakes and lagoon. The creek was also carved out by him. All this was done in his “spare time” as he is still working full time. Aileen is responsible for the landscaping, all work done in rock and stone, the crazy paving, the murals and the majority of the maintenance. As you can see it is definitely a team effort and we are pleased with the overall result.

If you choose to have your wedding at Karrawingi Park, we are happy to do everything in our power to make your day a special one.

Although we don't hold receptions at the park, there are many places within a close proximity that do, details of which we can pass on to you if required.

No obligation inspection welcome.