Located in the tranquil, romantically named hills of Haiwatha in South Gippsland, Gardenfarm Cottages give couples, individuals, friends and families an honest, fun, earthy and really memorable farm experience.
Gardenfarm is also very popular with 'permies', as Bob's much-loved, chemical-free farm is a very successful working model of what can be achieved on a farm using permaculture principles.
The array of foods produced makes it a wholly viable farm, which, as permies would know, is a very rare achievement. Clients include keen onsite shoppers at Bob's Gardenfarm Shop, families throughout the Gippsland region, restaurants, bakeries and more.
Gardenfarm's two cottages, each with their own unique layout and style, overlook a thriving orchard and picturesque, duck-friendly lake. The views from the bedrooms are equally stunning, with velvety valleys and undulating hills making a scenic backdrop for a tree-lined riverbank, grazing paddocks and more fruit trees. Night time views include probably the starriest night skies you've ever seen.
They include grass-fed, free-range, pure beef steaks and sausages, free range eggs, jams, jellies and cordials made from seasonal fruit, and health-giving, raw honey (ie. not boiled or pasteurised and free form added sugar and other additives). Then there are the heavenly pure beef, flaky pastry meat pies and golden apple pies, including an exciting gluten free option.
Depending on the season and what Bob's been up to, you might also find dried fruits, herbs and vegetables, home-made cordials and fresh local garlic (of the rather rare, rather huge Giant Russian Garlic variety).