Eden Garden is an example of what can be done in some of the warmer parts of the country. Tucked into the slopes of Mt Eden, minutes from the Auckland City Centre, Eden Garden has simply loads of lovely camellias for you to see in this season. A handsome and peaceful garden.
On the outskirts of Ashburton, Trott's Garden has deservedly won an Award of Garden Excellence from the Canterbury Horticultural Society. It has also been featured in many publications and on television. The scale of the garden is impressive, and the standard of care humbling.
Madoo, Long Island NY, USA Created over 40 years by the painter Robert Dash, Madoo is a uniquely personal expression. The planting is especially skilled - Long Island is subject to cold, severe winters and hot dry summers. Plants must be tough to survive here and Dash has selected those that flourish.
There are no clichés here, although many elements have been copied and used in gardens elsewhere.
Gardens to Visit Gardening in New Zealand is about as diverse as it can be and a huge range of plants can be grown in unique and inspiring schemes.
The Briars near Mount Cook is well worth a visit, an impressive garden in a tough climate, while Stuarts Garden in Wanaka is full of wonderful treasures.
For formal spendour and restful shade, Trotts Garden on the outskirts of Ashburton is a wonderful garden. Cross Hills Gardens,, Kimbolton has plantings of interest in all seasons. Tapuwae, Te Kuiti, is a large country garden.
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