Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Where is The Gardens House?

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The Gardens is an area smack in the middle of the Bay of Fires. The Gardens House is in the area known as "on the bank." This was the last area made available for housing at The Gardens. The other area is known as "through the gate," which refers to the fact that those blocks are reached by going through The Gardens Farm, run by the Tuckers.

The Gardens lies at the end of the road north from St Helens. Take the C850 out of St Helens and turn left onto the C848 to The Gardens. The whole distance is about 15km from St Helens. The road is sealed now, which makes for a smoother trip, but do take it easy - the corners come up a bit faster than expected, and there is plenty of wildlife who believe they have a prior claim to the roadway!

Over the years, I have seen many small wallabies, echidnas and large lizards all taking a leisurely stroll along the road. But the wildlife is another story, one for next year!

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