There is not much left of Mr Cant’s gardens. Some old palms and cypress dotted around the extensive acreage, two avenues of deciduous trees, several groves of gums. They are the straightest, tallest gums I have ever seen, chosen, I assumed, as an anti-polluting barrier between the cement works and the town. You might have guessed that the town where Mr Cant established his famous gardens was the (former) cement town of Kandos…
This article by Colleen O’Sullivan appeared in the Mudgee Guardian in August 2012.
The featured image shows the office and surrounding garden beds. Built in the style of a Californian bungalow with wide verandahs, columned piers and ornamental gable, the office was the focal point of the garden.
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Mr Cants Gardens
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Four things about me. I like reading, writing, researching and living in the country. In particular I like living at Kandos, where we have been for more than a decade. I have deep roots in this part of the country. My mother spent her early life in Kandos. My father was born at Rylstone. My grandparents were pioneers of Kandos and Rylstone. And I was born at Lue - and went to school in Mudgee. The history of this area excites me and I would like to share it with you.
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