The garden at Tudor Park makes your visit something special. It is a ‘must-see’ by individual gardeners and groups from around the world as well as local ( by arrangement ). The garden includes many different areas, plantings and features. Around the house are the more structured areas, which allow growing special plants that can be viewed and enjoyed from within the house.
The aim has always been to use the site to the best advantage. With this in mind, the Long Walk has been developed through the creation of two large pergolas, each of which is eight uprights long, creating a vista down the main axis of the garden and drawing the eye to the open landscape beyond. John marked out the original layout and was dedicated to building the many arbours, bridges, pergolas and seats - all of which define the garden and its many spaces.
The rondel encloses a collection of Old Shrub roses within a hornbeam hedge. A canal leads you to another rondel where a sundial, the first prize from a regional garden competition, is surrounded by a Prunus lusitanica hedge. A large pond, originally used for recreational shooting, has been adapted to accommodate many choice bog and water plants.
Created by Joyce and her late husband John together since 2001.
Set in 20 acres of the best fertile Southland farmland, the garden extends over 3 acres.
21 Lawrence Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill.