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EVER dreamt of building a home amid a sprawling botanical garden?
Normally that would be impossible in South Hobart — but today, opportunity abounds.
At No.71 Jubilee Rd, a property that was once featured on Burke’s Backyard offers over 3500sq m of land and an exquisite garden oasis that was developed over many years.
It was originally designed and planted by Ted Cutlan and Joy Stones, who ran the Jubilee Nursery.
Elders Real Estate Southern Tasmania owner and agent Wendy Nielsen described Jubilee Garden as a miniature Botanical Gardens.
“It is rare to find a garden like this one just 10 minutes’ drive to the centre of Hobart! It’s not just about the size, but what’s there is so special,” she said.
“It borders the rivulet, walks to kunanyi/Mount Wellington from your backdoor, it is peaceful, and it boasts the most beautiful plants.
“With a driveway and a site in place to build a dream home, what more could one ask for?”
This unique garden features thousands of rare and unusual plants from near and far, including maples, magnolias, smoke bushes, nyssa, styrax and conifers, planted over the past five decades.
The spectacular array of plants is accessed via paths meandering through the garden beds and grassy areas.
The garden is bordered by the Hobart Rivulet, and has a view that can be enjoyed from a private deck.
Mrs Nielsen said the property was “something very special” and that it would “appeal to anyone” wanting to live among a spectacular garden in a quiet, peaceful haven.
“The current owners have lovingly cared for it,” she said.
“They are not going to build on the land and they want to pass it onto someone who will enjoy it as they have in the past.”
Mrs Nielsen said a previous owner had sought and received planning approval for a residence on the site, which is no longer current.
The plans can be made available for use by any prospective purchaser if desired, she said.
The current gardener is keen to continue their association with Jubilee Gardens.
No.71 Jubilee Rd is listed with Elders and will be sold by expressions of interest over $835,000.
Source by www.realestate.com.au