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private garden


207 Sutherland Road, Castlerock 2 RD, Lumsden, 9792. Southland


Castlemaine garden is in a rural setting 15mins drive from Lumsden, Southland. 

It has been a work in progress over the last 24 years.

A large Macrocarpa hedge, creating shelter from strong NW winds, inspired a vision of creating a large country garden.

Long cold winters and often mild to very dry summers with strong NW winds are normal.

The garden is a  country garden, with also an area based on English design. At 200 metres above sea level & inland, we get hard frosts & quite a bit of snow at times. Trees, rhododendrons, roses, bulbs, varied hedging, & plants suitable to this area have been planted. With two small ponds being built over the years.

Spring is probably the best time aesthetically in the garden, but with the four seasons sometimes being quite dramatic, they can be beautiful as well.

The Gardener

Sharon & Peter have lived here for the last 25 years. They have enjoyed developing the garden.

Garden Size

2 acres.


  • Accommodation
    No, but Brookhaven gardens a few minutes from us does have accommodation.
  • Price
    $10 per person.
  • Parking
    Buses can drive down the track & turn around and then park outside the entrance to the garden. Cars can park by the house.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes our grounds are wheelchair friendly.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs please.
  • Food available?
    There are some great cafes in nearby Lumsden & Mossburn for coffees,& meals.
  • Picnics
    Picnics allowed.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes, but please supervise.
  • Toilets?
    No, we don't have toilet facilities.
  • Seating
    Yes, seating is located in areas all around the garden.
  • Guided Tours
    Sharon is available for a guided tour on request.
  • Weddings

    No, but photos for Weddings are welcome.


207 Sutherland Road, Castlerock 2 RD, Lumsden, 9792. Southland