Garden and plant nursery

Loch Leven Garden

  • 714 Rotherham Road

  • South Rotherham

  • Hurunui

Times of operation

  • The gardens are open by appointment from October through to the end of April.

  • The nursery is open by phone appointment on 03 315 6408 or 027 220 5186.

  • Garden visits by arrangement
  • Nursery for a wide range of plants


Lock Leven is a garden of National Significance, award 5 stars by the New Zealand Garden Trust. The three acre garden has evolved over the last 31 years and is still evolving. Large borders are filled with a rich array of plants including roses, rhododrendons,  shrubs, perennials, hostas, irises and peonies. You will see oaks, ashes, elms and silver birches planted throughout a large expanse of lawn and garden to give shade and tranquility. A dry-stone wall garden has been planted with silver and grey plants. A more naturalistic planting of natives and grasses on the outskirts blends well with large rocks and wire art. A summerhouse adds tranquility. Numerous old bricks have been used to path areas. Raised pottage vegetable beds and a small espaliered fruit tree orchard are very productive and attractive. Spectacular views of Mt Lyford and the Lower Peaks range can be viewed from the garden. The nursery provides a wide selection of plants the owners propagate.
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