While the kids were young, for our wedding anniversary each year, we would steal away for a romantic weekend. In January 1993, for our eighth anniversary, we stayed at The Cottage at Sherbrooke House, up in the Dandenongs. It was situated next door to a plant nursery, and we fell in love with the rose arbour that took you through to Statues. Naturally, we set about planning how we could make one ourselves.
My husband is a handy man, so together we devised a template of arches, which we had professionally prepared. With help from Peter, the rose arbour came to fruition towards the end of that year. The front section still stands to this day; the fate of the rest of it is detailed on day 82: renovate or relegate?