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Country gardens

The Giants House

The garden is a seriously playful, extraordinary wonderland, with a fully integrated combination of art works and gardens owned by Josie Martin, a qualified Horticulturist and Fellow of The Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture, a painter, sculptor and ceramicist .

Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Eastwoodhill Arboretum is an arboreal ark, a safe haven for threatened and endangered trees. It's the life’s work of its creator, William Douglas Cook, who came to the Gisborne district in 1910 to take up 250 hectares of farm land from the Ngatapa subdivision. The Arboretum's mission is centred on conservation education and research and our 100-year Masterplan is designed to position it to provide a long-term haven for species protection, research and propagation for repatriation when required.

Karetu Downs

Karetu Downs is a one hour drive from Christchurch Airport and is situated in the picturesque Waipara Gorge, in the Hurunui district. The property is a Kiwi owned 2000ha sheep and cattle farm.

Flaxmere Gardens

Flaxmere Garden, one of the NZ Gardens Trust, "Gardens of National Significance" has its beginning over fifty years ago on a North Canterbury sheep farm. Bodly designed to frame the surrounding mountain vistas, today Flaxmere Garden is a place of peace and tranquility for all to enjoy.

Loch Leven Garden

Lock Leven is a garden of National Significance, award 5 stars by the New Zealand Garden Trust.

Jane McIntosh garden visit/art

Jane works from her studio in Culverden, North Canterbury. Jane and Tom's garden has developed over the last 20 years with the aim to make the most fabulous views of farmland, to rolling hills and onto the mountains behind Hanmer Springs.

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