Garden and plant nursery
Loch Leven Garden
714 Rotherham Road
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.