Growing new roots

SELL: Peg and Rob Green move some items ahead of the clearing sale tomorrow. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

SELL: Peg and Rob Green move some items ahead of the clearing sale tomorrow. Picture: JIM ALDERSEY

FEATURE STORY/VIDEO: Historic Nanga Gnulle

Historic Harley Street garden and home, Nanga Gnulle, will cut the final ties with its rich history today.

Prior owners Rob and Peg Green lived in the beautiful Strathdale home for 42 years.

Today, the couple will open the doors to buyers with more than 300 lots at a clearing sale. 

"It's the closing down of a business that has been in operation for quite some time, since 1987," Mr Green said.

"It has been a bittersweet experience.

"Seeing a business close down because no one wanted to take it on.

"I guess it is in the name of progress.

"It comes down to not being able to work as hard as we used to."

The clearing sale will begin at 10am.

"There will be furniture, workshop materials and tools," Mr Green said.

The clearing sale is a bittersweet for the the pair but they are looking toward the future with new goals to pursue.

"We really needed to take life a bit easier," Mr Green said.

"We have bought another property in the area.

"It is a bit of a newer home."

He said the pair would continue to spend time cultivating a good garden.

"Certainly, we will continue to garden - that has always been a strength of ours," he said.

"This new garden will receive a lot of attention.

"It has potential and i think we can put our stamp on it.

"But there is no comparison to the gardens at Nanga Gnulle."

He said they had plans to travel to Europe and Australia.

"We have always valued our home base," he said.

"It will always remain an important part of our lives."

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