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A Wild Dream

Only 28 kilometres from Queenstown towards Glenorchy, along the Wakatipu lakeside you can find our hidden paradise...

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Eastwoodhill Arboretum

Eastwood Hill is an arboretum of national and international importance...

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Bradleys Gardens

Walking through the garden you will be amazed and surprised by what lies around the corner...

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Wharepuke Subtropical Garden and Sculpture Park

Lifetime collection of rare and unusual plants...

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Broadfield Estates

Excellence in design, planting and maintenance...

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Cairnhill

Handsome Rhododendrons of all ages and sizes are on show throughout the garden...

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Gardens

A selection of NZ gardens to visit

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>Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park

Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park

Our latest garden to list is Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park which is nestled against the dramatic landscape of the Waipara Valley wine region, an easy 50-minute drive north of Christchurch City. Raymond purchased the abandoned lime works in 1997, and since then the Quarry has been transformed into a magical wonderland, with Raymond's graceful, strong sculptures set against a carefully curated native garden, all under the shadow of breathtaking limestone hills.  Many artworks both large and small are on display throughout the park.

Creating the park replicates the same process Raymond goes through creating his sculptures. “It took heaps of work and heaps of time,” Raymond says. “It went on and on and on. But I really loved it. I think you have to be an eternal optimist to do something like this. There were things that were difficult, but I could always find a way of solving a problem.

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