Australia

MONA restored to its former glory

January 18, 2017

 

Local resident Rose Deo has returned Mona to its former glory, and is opening it up to the public in a series of spectacular events in 2017. Sculptures by the Lake, Summer Jazz, a Black Tie Charity dinner, Long Lunches and a Wine Tasting Evening make up just a part of the entertainment Rose has lined up.

In response to strong demand, Mona has also opened its books for weddings and corporate events, with a strong focus on offering a complete service and sourcing locally as much as possible. The magnificently restored buildings with luxury self-contained accommodation have also been reopened.

One of Braidwood’s oldest homes, Mona is part of the original holdings granted to Thomas Braidwood Wilson, a medical officer with the British Navy. The western section of the property was resumed to form the town of Braidwood in 1939. The remaining 124 acres is noted for its historically significant buildings including the original stables, coach house, homestead and woolshed.

Rose is in the process of restoring the almost 8 acres of gardens containing an original quadrangle of elms planted by Thomas Braidwood Wilson, an avid gardener, who also introduced two exotic plants to Australia; Virburnum Tinnus (snow ball trees) and three varieties of lilacs. “I am particularly looking forward to seeing the gardens fully restored to their former glory and being available for Braidwood residents and visitors to enjoy” says Rose.

A grand opening is scheduled for 18th February, with locals and visitors warmly invited to join the festivities.

Discover more at:

W: Mona Farm
T: +61 411 805 175

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