Braidwood countryside is blessed with reminders of Australia’s colonial heritage.
Historic MONA was part of a 46,000 acre ‘superannuation’ land grant, in 1837, to Thomas Braidwood Wilson, who was a Medical Officer with the British Navy after whom the township was later named.
Thomas Braidwood Wilson was a keen gardener and planted the quadrangle of Elms that surround the Homestead and formal gardens. He introduced to exotic plants to Australia including Viburnum Tinnus and Liliac. There are at least five varieties of Viburnums and three different lilacs in the gardens today.
Mona Country Manor House’s 120 acres have been developed over the past 20 years following the principles of English Landscape Designer Capability Brown, and have been the home to their physiotherapy practice as well a luxury accommodation and function centre, and the backdrop for many Braidwood weddings.
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