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private garden

Country Stay At Tudor Park

21 Lawrence Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill.


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.

The Gardener

Created by Joyce and her late husband John together since 2001.

Garden Size

Set in 20 acres of the best fertile Southland farmland, the garden extends over 3 acres.


  • Accommodation
    Welcome to Tudor Park Country Stay and Garden, where guests are offered quality accommodation with private facilities in a peaceful garden setting. Wake to country sounds, walk in the garden or around the property and still be close to all connections.
  • Price
    $8 per person.
  • Parking
    Off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
  • Wheelchair Access
    Not Suitable. Walkers are okay.
  • Dogs allowed?
    No dogs please.
  • Food available?
    Morning or afternoon teas and light lunch available by arrangement.
  • Picnics
  • Children allowed?
    Welcome, the responsibility of their parents.
  • Toilets?
    Yes all facilities available.
  • Seating
    There are seats and arbours throughout the garden, offering pleasant resting places along the way to enjoy the birds, plants and peace.
  • Plants/Sales
    Sometimes we do have plants for sale.
  • Guided Tours
    We are happy to give guided tours on request.


21 Lawrence Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill.