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Growing up inside a successful family business

As the eldest child and only son, Mark Sarah was just 11-years-old when his parents, Doug and Brenda Sarah, began making plans for their unique tourism business. He had just turned 17 when the business first opened to the public on 3rd November 1979. Forty years later, Mark is still proudly and heavily involved in the management and direction of Cockington Green Gardens. He has known nothing else in his working life and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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How it all began – History of The Green

It was 10 o’clock on Saturday morning November 3, 1979. For the Sarah family of Canberra, this was no ordinary Saturday morning – it was life changing. The extent of that change was unknown. It was unknown as to the success or otherwise of the new venture they were just about to embark upon.

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