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Gardenstovisit is a collection of New Zealand gardens that open to visitors. We list everything from large county gardens to very small courtyard gardens. Styles vary from Classics English, Tropical, Native through to Arboretums. Some gardens host Weddings and have a Chapel with in their grounds. Some offer Accommodation. Lunches/morning/afternoon tea can be arranged by appointment, while some gardens have Cafe/Restaurant and Function centres. Gifts and garden art sales are also available in some gardens.
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A new garden to list is Woodend Gardens & Vineyard which is a rural property just 5 minutes North of Blenheim.
The established gardens are a well known and popular venue for Weddings & Special Occasions.
Enter through a formal gateway and along an extensive curved driveway lined with blue agapanthus that sets a stunning scene for the established gardens. The garden features many different zones all with unique elements and hidden sanctuaries. 40 metre high eucalyptus (gum) trees planted almost a century ago stand proud in the SW corner. Many other large specimen trees are also established on the property including; liquidambar trees, dogwoods, flowering chestnuts, magnolias & gleditsias.
A remarkable wisteria covered pergola leads to an open, paved, timber pavilion, providing perfect shelter for invited guests.
The property was first developed in early 1990 by Colin & Eldred Boyce who owned the land and set about to transform the bare paddocks into what it has become today. Woodend Gardens & Vineyard, are now owned and tended by Brian & Margaret Herd.