Lothlorien is a 30 acre property situated on the rolling hills of Bywong, New South Wales. Although only 20 minutes from Canberra, the eerie isolation of the Australian bush is just outside the front door.
The homestead is situated on a hilltop protected by stands of pine, Peppermint Gum and Brittle Gum which frame the view to the valley and the Lake George Escarpment.
Main features include Apple and Plum orchards, the ultralight airstrip, the Rainbow Trout pond and the latest project, The Apathy Observatory, which is currently under construction.
The Peach sorbet was very good this year and for the first time since the ten year drought, the Fuji Apples actually filled the tree.
There are over 20 species of birds which visit Lothlorien at different times of the year, including Black & Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, Kookaburra and various forms of indigenous parrots and wrens. You’ll even find the Australian Owlet-NightJar eating it’s way through the multitude of insect species in direct competition with the local bat population. Magpies and Wattlebirds abound. Indian Mynas are dispatched.