I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.StepIntoHistory.com.au is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published May 22nd 2014
Trip Around the World in One Day
As a lover of miniatures of all kinds, I had a simply wonderful day at Cockington Green Gardens.
Owned by four generations of the Sarah family, it is they who create each intricate clay figure and every accurate model building. Even the surrounding gardens are miniature and are simply beautiful and the lush green grass IS real. Dwarf varieties are propagated on site.
There's a while section of International buildings too.
Also in the gift shop you can drool over two doll's houses. Maybe this was my favourite part. Once again the detail is terrific. I was greatly impressed by the 34 room Georgain mansion, "Waverley". The second house is 'Misrule' - a replica of the house depicted in the famous novel the Seven Little Australians.