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private garden

Cedar Park Gardens and B&B

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


Cedar Park Gardens are set on 1.5  acres of land at the end of a private lane in central Rolleston. The gardens were started in 2000, and have now become a popular place for many to visit and enjoy. They have won double awards in local garden competitions over the years. As the garden is on silty soil, watering and mulching are major chores. It has grown from nothing and contains many differing areas - Native area, Potager, Pond area, formal Buxus gardens, and includes annuals, perennials, many trees, hedging, along with a gazebo and "musterers" hut.            We also have a vast selection of plants for sale and get pleasure from seeing the enjoyment visitors get from their visit.

The Gardener

Both Anne and Ron have a love of the outdoors, and like space around them, hence the 1.5 acres of gardens!!      Anne is a 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 have enjoyed sailing a Sunburst over the years but now enjoy camping, travel, and grandchildren, and Anne enjoys biking. As an avid photographer, Ron spends many hours photographing the garden and individual flowers.

Garden Size

1.5 acres, allow 1 hour for your visit.


A beautiful setting for wedding ceremonies or photos.  There are many opportunities for delightful photo shots in different areas.

Other Facilities

Optional Extras.
Packed lunches are provided if requested.
A small selection of gifts or homemade products for sale and a good selection of plants.
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 exciting day trips e.g. Banks Peninsula Akaroa - 1 hour very scenic drive. MT. Hutt Skifield is within a 1 1/4-hour drive.
We are 45 mins from the Trott Garden in Ashburton and 50 minutes from Winchmore Garden.

There is a large swimming complex", and "Many other well-known gardens


  • Accommodation
    We provide quality accommodation in our comfortable modern home 2km off Main South Rd. Our home is at the end of a private lane with secure parking at the guest room's door. Ground floor, no stairs to climb, check the website for more details. Evening dinner is available with hosts. Generous breakfast provided.
  • 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.
  • Toilets?
    Yes, we have a toilet available.
  • Seating
    Yes, there is seating around the gardens to sit and enjoy the gardens.
  • Plants/Sales
    Yes; Huge selection of plants for sale, a small selection of handcrafted gifts and cards, and seasonal produce for sale.
  • Guided Tours
    Yes, if requested.


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

From Christchurch direction: Veer off SH1 at the overbridge at Weedons Road, follow Weedons Road, round sweeping bend onto Lowes Rd,- direction Rolleston township - straight through the roundabout, this then becomes Lowes Rd and go straight through - we are 300m along on the Lefthand side of the road. Signpost at the entry to our private lane - tall Cedar tree at the entrance. Coming from the south: Before reaching Rolleston township, turn right onto Dunns Crossing Rd, past the school on the right, and just past the playing fields on the left, turn left onto Lowes Road. We are approx 2km along on the righthand side of the road. Tall Cedar tree and signposts at the entrance to our private lane.