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private garden

Cedar Park Gardens and B&B

"Cedar Park," 101B Lowes Rd, Rolleston.

Overview

Cedar Park Gardens are set in 1 1/2 acres of trees perennials, shrubs and bulbs in a secluded prize-winning garden setting. Our garden was started when we moved here in 2000. We were fortunate to be able to bring many "pieces" from our previous garden, along with hundreds of potted cuttings, and plants growing on. Ron marked out "his" little patch, which is now a lovely stand of varied native "bush". Originally wind was a major problem, with hundreds of metres of windbreak cloth protecting plants and individual trees. This paid off, and we now have good shelter. In spring we have 100's of bulbs, and cherry trees, summer has its own beauty with plenty of colourful perennials, roses, and now shady trees, and autumn colours are spectacular. Our potager provides more than enough vegetables for ourselves and our guests. So many areas to enjoy - lunch in the gazebo, a quiet rock on the swing seat, wine under the umbrella, or simply sit and enjoy the views.

The Gardener

Both Anne and Ron have a love of the outdoors, and like space around them, hence the 1 1/2 acres of gardens!! Anne is the passionate gardener; Ron's invaluable contribution lies in maintaining equipment & tools, mowing lawns, and constructing whatever plan Anne has dreamed up next! - but pull a weed - never!! The garden is a garden of memories for Anne (as her Nana would have called it), as many pieces have been swapped with friends and family. Anne and Ron gain much pleasure from sharing their garden with others. They both enjoy sailing a Sunburst, camping, and more recently, have taken up mountain biking. Ron, being an avid photographer, spends many hours photographing the garden and individual flowers.

Garden Size

1 1/2 acres, allow 1 hour for your visit.

Weddings

A beautiful setting for weddings. The gazebo has had its first wedding, and there are many opportunities for delightful photo shots in different areas.

Other Facilities

Optional Extras

Evening dinner with hosts (prior booking required)
Packed lunches provided if requested.
A small selection of gifts or homemade produces for sale, along with a good selection of plants.
Complimentary transport to and from the airport by arrangement.

Only 2 km from Cedar Park Gardens is the Rolleston Railway Station, where you can catch the TranzAlpine Scenic Train for a breathtaking trip through the Southern Alps to the West Coast. Complimentary drop off and pick up from the Rolleston Railway Station.

In our locality: Wineries, golf courses and interesting day trips e.g. Banks Peninsula Akaroa - 1 hour very scenic drive. MT. Hutt Skifield within 1 1/4 hours drive.

We are 30 mins from the Trott Garden in Ashburton  and 35 minutes from Winchmore Garden which is 5-10 further on from Trotts Gardens

Info

  • Price
    $5 per person.
  • Parking
    Yes, off street parking for buses,coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Yes, our grounds are flat and suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No please don't bring dogs into the garden.
  • Food available?
    Yes, morning /afternoon tea, finger lunches by arrangement.
  • Picnics
    Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
  • Children allowed?
    Yes, but must be in adult care, as we have a small pond.
  • Toilets?
    Yes we have toilets available.
  • Seating
    Yes, there is seating around the gardens to sit and enjoy the gardens.
  • Accommodation
    We provide quality accommodation in our comfortable modern home which is located 2km off the Main South Rd. Our home is situated at the end of a private lane with secure parking at the door of the guest room. Ground floor, no stairs to climb, check the web site for more details.
  • Plants/Sales
    Yes; an also small selection of mainly handcrafted gifts and cards, and seasonal produce for sale.
  • Guided Tours
    Yes, if visitors would like that.

Map

"Cedar Park," 101B Lowes Rd, Rolleston.