Images from the 2015 Longford Show at the Longford Showground. ?? Annabelle Sandes and Richard Costin | Kimberley Media, The Racecourse Inn, Longford.
Although the majority of the plants in this beautiful garden at The Racecourse Inn are exotics, there are some lovely little Tasmanian natives hidden in the mix, including two?of my favourites, Correa alba, and Crowea exalata, the Small Crowea, both also native to NSW, where I grew up. ?This lovely Correa alba has soft,?grey green leaves, with star shaped flowers … Read More
Five minutes drive from The Racecourse Inn is Brickendon Farm, one of Australia’s oldest farming properties, which has been continuously farmed by the Archer Family since 1824. ?Situated on the alluvial soils of the Norfolk Plains, on the banks of the Macquarie River, Brickendon lies next to Woolmers, also an?important convict estate. In July 2010 Brickendon and nearby Woolmers were … Read More
The Racecourse Inn was?originally intended to serve as?the Longford Railway Station, when the line was to run through Longford and?Cressy and then northwards. Construction of a railway was first considered after the establishment of “responsible government” in 1856, with the first track planned to run between Longford and Deloraine. The line was re-routed and the building?instead became the Racecourse Hotel, … Read More