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Foliage in focus: Magnolia Grandiflora ‘Exmouth’

Magnolia Grandiflora

The iconic Magnolia Grandiflora ‘Exmouth’ is easily identifiable for its glossy green leaves with brown undersides.

It is particularly spectacular in summer, when it is adorned with large creamy white flowers that are truly iconic. The flowers are beautifully fragrant and are worth the year-long wait they command.

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A return to the simple life

Simple Life

There are so many modern developments to be grateful for. Medical advancements have lengthened and improved the quality of many lives. Technology means we are never truly disconnected from loved ones. Fresh food is more accessible than ever before.

But there are some elements of the past that we reflect upon with affection and longing. Catherine Park Estate has been developed to deliver these elements with ease, recapturing the simplicity that seems to have been lost amidst the faster pace and altered priorities of the current era.

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Eating out, keeping it local

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The Camden area is buzzing with a variety of dining options for all budgets and occasions. Not only are there cuisines from all around the world, they are delivered with authenticity and love. Catherine Park Estate residents are well situated to enjoy all the foodie gems that the area has to offer, some of which are listed below.

 

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Preserving a delicate piece of our history

Orielton Homestead and Catherine Park House

The Camden area is blessed with a number of historical homesteads that add character, depth and narratives to the region. Harrington Estates takes great pride in local history and has restored three local homesteads within its estates with meticulous attention to detail.The first was Harrington Park house, followed by Orielton Homestead and Catherine Park House. Orielton commenced in 2014 and has only just been completed due to the grand scale of the undertaking.

In the Beginning

The grand home began as a hut belonging to Edward Lord, who was granted the 1620 acres of land by Governor Macquarie in 1815. It was acquired by John Dickson in 1822, who demolished the hut and built a four-room home as an outstation for his farm manager in 1830. The Perry family extended Orielton between 1847-1860 with the addition of eight rooms, including kitchens, servants’ rooms and stores.

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House spotlight: Terrace homes

Terrace homes Robbins Lane

Robbins Lane will feature a combination of Town, Villa and Terrace Homes that combine to create an interesting vista that will incorporate something for everyone. While all contributing their own unique characteristics, the various homes will unite to create the unique Robbins Lane landscape.

The modern and uniquely designed double-storey Terrace Homes maximise space and energy whilst still maintaining the needs of every family. The 4-bedroom design adds a level of freedom and privacy that truly set them apart, enhancing the lives of the people who will call them home.

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