Our building: Today, Bright View houses the offices of the Executive Director and administrative staff.
Historical Notes: This charming weatherboard cottage was originally the home of the D’Arcy family (farmers around Greendale for over 100 years), until its purchase by Mr Fraser. The architecture is typical of the Colonial period, with its double-gabled roof, twelve-paned windows and return verandah. The building is separated from its extension to the west by a covered skillion.
The garden has a typically geometric, Victorian design. Plantings were selected using the earliest nurserymen’s catalogues in Ballarat. In the garden, you will find a bunya bunya pine, a garrya eliptica and a tulip tree, whilst two eucalypts are adjacent to the verandah. The latter were indigenous to Ballarat. The privet hedges, the devonensia rose which arches across the gateway, and a herb garden, outline the garden’s basic structure.
N.B. Only the garden is open for public inspections. This 3D model ©2009-2010 3dskyline #1850s #3dskyline #Australia #Ballarat #gold_rush #museum #SH65 #Sovereign_Hill #Tom_Delany #Victoria