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Local crimson leaves to love

Autumn Shot April

Autumn is such a visually spectacular time in Macarthur. The exceptional crimson displays have been slowly mounting for the past few weeks and are almost in full force. They frame the beautiful natural landscapes all across the region and set a calm tone for this time of year.

Some of the best vantage points to see the autumn foliage in the local area are below.

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Foliage in focus: Cimmzam

Cimmzamm Tree

The Fraxinus Pennsylvanica 'Cimmzam' showcases the best of all seasons, with a deep green summer display followed by rich autumnal colours in the cooler months. Its autumn leaves are longer lasting than many others, when out of the wind, meaning its beauty is prolonged.  

Once established this deciduous species is tolerant of extreme heat and cold, making it a durable choice to line the streets of Catherine Park Estate. Originating in North America, it grows to about 13 metres x 8 metres at full maturity, providing great shade and thriving in full sun.

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Picking perfect produce straight from the source

Fruit picking image

This season is the perfect time to enjoy a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Picking your own produce provides the family with a grassroots experience and makes the reward ever so sweeter when it’s the fruits of your own labour. Fruit picking is not only a fun and leisurely activity, but also reduces food miles and ensures you know exactly where your food is coming from. Below are some of the best places to sample and pick seasonal fruits and products.

STRAWBERRIES Berrylicious Strawberries

Head to Berrylicious Strawberries on one of their special ‘pick your own strawberries’ days to return home with buckets of freshly picked strawberries. Bookings essential. Address: 200 West Parade, Thirlmere Open: All year round

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The merriest Christmas comes to Catherine Park Estate

2018 Christmas in Catherine Park Estate

Catherine Park Estate recently celebrated Christmas in the most festive fashion. On Thursday 6 December, residents and Harrington Estates staff gathered at the newly completed Robbins Park to celebrate the festive season.  

The growth of the community throughout 2018 meant that the turnout was fantastic, with many old and new residents coming along to bask in the festive spirit. The mood was jovial and cheerful as residents mingled with old friends and met new neighbours as well.

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Share in the festivities this Christmas

2018 Christmas Catherine Park Estate

Christmas around Catherine Park Estate is unlike anywhere else, with the spirit of the festive season being celebrated with true enthusiasm, joy and community.

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