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A collection of New Zealand garden designs. This site lists formal gardens, tropical gardens, vegetable gardens, and 'many other garden designs and venues for Weddings, Accommodation, Plant sales, Other (gifts, garden art) sales, Cafe/Restaurant and Functions.

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We are happy to say that after the Earth Quakes of Christchurch we now have  these gardens listed agian.

Christchurch Botanic Gardens    Founded in 1863 with the planting of an English oak tree, the Christchurch Botanic Gardens are extensive and contain an impressive array of plant collections that delight at any time of year.

Mona Vale Gardens is a delightful place to relax in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a garden of mature trees, sloping lawns and herbaceous borders, a large rose garden, irises and a water lily pond. The sheltered setting also showcases a number of impressive buildings of regional historic signficance. Mona Vale Homestead is listed with Heritage New Zealand as a Historic Place Category 1 and the Gate House at the Fendalton Road entrance is a Category 2 listed building.

Edmonds Gardens.  Thomas Edmonds, the manufacturer of the famous brand of baking powder, commissioned this garden around his new factory, built in 1923.

The garden and factory, which feature on the cover of the best-selling Edmonds Cookery Book, have been a horticultural delight for generations of visitors and residents of the city. The gardens have won many awards in civic beautifying competitions and are a popular site for outdoor weddings and photography. 

Abberley Park  has its origins as a private garden, with the earliest trees dating from the 1860s. The early homestead no longer stands but the parkland-style gardens retain much of their original 19th century character.

These parks are ideal for having a picnic, walking your dog or as a venue for your wedding or civil union.

Millbrook Reserve was once a part of well known Christchurch architect Heathcote Helmore’s estate. It was administered by various garden clubs and trusts for many years before it was handed over to the City Council in the late 1950s.

This peaceful and beautifully landscaped garden features two of the tallest trees in the city (a cedar and a eucalyptus) and a lovely native bush walk. Plantings of azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias provide a spring spectacle.