Locals prepare for festival of country gardens

Adam Roebuck and Tony Sita enjoy the views as they create a new pond in their garden. NEWCOMERS to Bridgetown Adam Roebuck and Tony Sita from Little Hill Farm will showcase their garden for the first time in this year’s Festival of Country Gardens.
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Mr Roebuck and Mr Sita moved to Bridgetown 12 months ago and were very excited when they found the property they were looking for, to help create their vision of building farm style accommodation for visitors to enjoy beautifully prepared food from their garden.

“We were initially looking for about 100 acres so we could create our own garden and build a little business,” Mr Sita said. “Then we found this place which is on just eight acres and realised we could save ourselves about 15 years of work with what the previous owners had already achieved. It has a well established orchard and it has the most amazing views.

“We want Little Hill Farm to become a place for people to come to relax, enjoy the scenery and the gardens and the awesome food that Tony will prepare,” Mr Roebuck said. “We are at the beginning stages, it is a work in progress.”

Mr Sita worked as a lawyer in Perth and Mr Roebuck was in the property development industry before they both decided to move to the country for a lifestyle change and to be closer to family.

Nine months of hard work so far in the garden will help ensure they will be ready for the upcoming festival of Country Gardens, with the cold weather providing great opportunities for work in the garden.

“We have family in Bridgetown and have enjoyed coming here for years,” Mr Roebuck said.

“We don’t mind the cold weather, we have always had an affinity with the scenery and are both passionate gardeners. I think the cooler weather brings out the best in the garden.

“We are really happy to be here. We are doing lots of renovations and are looking forward to planning the accommodation and food side of our business. But our biggest focus at the moment is to get the gardens ready for the Prelude to the Garden Festival in October. It will be good for regular visitors to see how our garden grows and changes from year to year. We are excited to be a part of the festival this year.”

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