In the cold, temperate climate of the Southern Tablelands, Roogulli Farm has been used to trial sustainable landscape strategies and techniques. These include using endemic native grassland plants established in ornamental gardens during drought without artificial irrigation, extensive use of salvaged materials including paving, gravel, sand and rocks in the house garden, grow your own mulch, developing extensive edible gardens, establishing native shelterbelts and creek rehabilitation.

The farm has been visited by many groups, opened for tours and open garden weekends, profiled as a case study in an international book about sustainable landscape design and featured in various magazines and journals.

The project has received national awards from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers.