Late last year I came across Mudgee Made Roses on Instagram, Tanya and I (yep same name!) soon became 'instafriends', she lives in Mudgee and grows the most AMAZING garden roses, by amazing, I mean the most beautiful, fluffiest, most fragant, glorious roses I've ever seen!! After months of stalking her Instagram feed, she invited me out to drool over them in real life… saying I was a little excited is a bit of an understatement!
Back in January, I finally had a free weekend, so I asked my friend Sophie and her husband George to come along with boyfriend Matteo and I, and we made a weekend road trip of it. Flowers, food & wine.. yes please!
After four and a bit hours on the road, we got there and met the gorgeous Tanya and her friend Lara (together they run a DELISH catering company - Mudgee Made). Tanya let me grab my cutters, handed me her rose basket and let me go wild in the garden.. I was so excited!! It was absolutely gorgeous and I had free rein of picking through the beds!
The excitement (and picking!) defiantly wasn't over, but it was time for a little break. Lara bought out the most gorgeous hand made flat bread and dips, lamb sausage rolls and mini merangs topped with vanilla bean cream, raspberries and freshly picked peaches from her garden.. I was pretty much having one of the best days of my life and it wasnt even 1 o'clock yet!
After our aaaamazing treats, while Soph was shooting all the floral beauty and gorgeousness of Tanya's farm, I got flowering and taught a mini lesson on cake toppers and arrangements with Tanya.
All photos are by the very talented Sophie at thelittlesthings.com
How delicious looking are Lara's cakes?? And yes, those sausage rolls did taste as good as they looked!
An endless supply of foliages and textures including wattle, berries, asparagus and strawberry leaves were so much fun to play with!!
HUGE thank you to Tanya for letting us visit & Lara for the most beautiful food!! It was such a memorable day & I really can not wait to visit again!