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How Our Community Began

From the very beginning, Mount Verde set out to do things differently and carefully crafted a vibrant, welcoming community from farmland.  Designed with the importance of maintaining the natural beauty of its surroundings while ensuring the perfect blend of land use and local wildlife.

  • 1890s

    The Mackenzie Brothers

    In the 1890s, the pioneering Mackenzie Brothers from Cramond, formed Town Hill Wattle Company in Hilton, with the express purpose of growing Wattle.

  • 1970

    Garlick Timbers

    Mr Phil Garlick, in 1970, purchased 1900ha and established Garlick Timbers. 136ha of Garlick Timbers was sold and Garlington Estate was conceptualised in 2003.

  • 2005

    Mount Verde is Born

    In September 2005, the remaining Garlick Timbers farm was purchased by IR Voigts Pty Ltd – a subsidiary of the Voigts Group. Mount Verde, a total of 2500ha, was established by Mount Verde (PTY) Ltd consolidating the remainder of Garlick Timbers farm and other neighbouring farms, this is Mount Verde.