Touring the countryside of Queensland’s Scenic Ri,

Touring the countryside of Queensland's Scenic Ri,
I make the conscious decision to smell the lavender growing in the garden, touch the soft rose petals in the bush beside me and listen to the birds tweeting in the trees.To my surprise I start to feel myself welling up with emotion at the thought someone took the time and effort to create something so enchanting for other people.Peter and Colleen Lindore created the blind garden at their home at Melrose Station, at Killarney in Queensland, after their nephew lost his sight in an accident.As well as being a place of sanctuary for him, they often throw open their gates to elderly residents of the local nursing home, and garden lovers generally.The couple reside in a 19th-century homestead on the 2430ha property that Peter, who operated a crane company in Brisbane, came across flicking through a real estate magazine.
It previously belonged to polo player Alex Makin, the former husband of Sarah Ferguson’s sister Jane.

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