Food trail launches with Chestnut Brae on the trail

One of the initiatives of Tourism WA is to establish food trails across WA.One of the first is the Blackwood Valley Foo Trail of which Chestnut Brae is one of the visits. As a member of the food trail we will be open to the public on agreed dates and will be...

Angus Stewart Opens Chestnut Brae garden

The last time Chestnut Brae gardens were open to the public was in 2007. Over the last two years we have been busily developing the gardens to bring them back to their former glory. We have kept around 70% of the existing plants and planted many news ones. The bones...

Chestnut Brae in July

The coldest and wettest month of the year. July 2016 will be remembered as the wettest month. This is the first time we have seen our dams overflow and the ground is sodden everywhere. This will give the plants a boost for the spring. The majority of the plants in our...

Food Tourism

Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards – Best Culinary Travel Book in Australia 2016… this is an award that both surprised and delighted us as we didn’t know the book had been entered in the awards. Food Tourism is a hot topic… everywhere we go at the moment people...

The Garden in June

The first month of winter allows us to see the framework of the garden as most of the leaves have now dropped from the deciduous trees. It is time to start getting the garden ready for the spring. Mulching, weeding and pruning are the main tasks in the garden. It may...

Marron Glace…the true delicacy

As new chestnut growers we have heard about the delight of a Marron Glace, but had not experienced the unique flavour. Then John was working in Manila in the Philippines and was taken to a Spanish restaurant where “Marron Glace” was being sold .For the...

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