Journalists yesterday were treated to a tour of Cruden Farm, the property lovingly maintained by the late Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, as part of an upcoming LifeStyle special.
Presenters Maggie Beer and Paul Bangay were on hand as press were given a tour by longtime Murdoch gardener Michael Morrison. At 48 years servitude, he is merely the property’s #2 gardener. But he shared many stories of Dame Elisabeth’s attention to detail and the history of the Langwarrin site, on the Mornington Peninsula.
Fairfax, News Corp and freelance journos were equally fascinated by the colour, aromas and history, and left to imagine Murdoch family members having a spot of tennis and a stroll by the ornamental lake.
Inside Dame Elisabeth’s Garden airs 8:30pm Thursday November 8 on LifeStyle.