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Folsters Gardens

98 Millton Park Rd Invercargill Southland


Our garden is stunning at all times of the year and will touch all your senses. We have an extensive vegetable garden and tunnel house. Roses and perennials give colour throughout most of the year. 

The lush gardens offer a haven of peace and tranquility and our guests are welcome to wander through them at their leisure

Magnificent wooded areas, gentle open spaces, a beautiful formal rose garden., 

Many native birds use our garden including wood pigeons, tuis, bellbirds and a white-faced heron.

Experience the stillness of country living, where you can see beautiful sunsets and a spectacular night sky undisturbed by city lights on clear nights.

The Gardener

Trevor is very creative and makes garden art out of old garden tools and farm machinery checkout his page "Hugs Bugs n Stuff". He has several motorbikes and loves yarning about them.  His shed is huge, 132 square meters. Ask him to show you it. He is in the process of setting up a forge.

Lynne has a keen interest in craftwork particularly patchwork, spinning, knitting, sewing and weaving. Come and sit with me in my studio, join me in creating. 


I am a celebrant registered with the NZ Government Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages and I love officiating at weddings!  Do you want your day to be special and unique? Do you want a vibrant celebrant? I can help you at your place, up the mountains by the sea or I can make a complete package using our garden. 

Other Facilities

Our home is a 1940s wooden bungalow. We have renovated the house and have been faithful to the art deco period without compromising warmth and comfort. Inside you will find an eclectic collection of furnishings and objects. We are both avid collectors of all that is unusual.


  • Accommodation
    We have two guest bedrooms which are warm and inviting and both look out over our stunning garden. All beds have electric blankets to keep away the winter chills. Both rooms have queen-sized beds. With pure cotton sheets, snuggly feather duvets and quality duvet covers. Lie in bed open the French doors to the garden and hear the birdsong. Both bedrooms share a modern bathroom. Toiletries are provided.
  • Price
    $5 / person
  • Parking
    Off-street parking for cars and buses.
  • Wheelchair Access
    The grounds are flat and wheelchair friendly
  • Food available?
    Lunches, morning or afternoon can be provided for a fee. All food is prepared fresh for you. Homegrown or sourced locally. Dietary requirements catered for. Enjoy your lunch in the garden serenaded by bird sounds.
  • Toilets?
  • Seating
    The verandah wraps itself around the house a cosy place to sit regardless of the weather. Quiet seating areas and secret pathways sit awhile, read a book, and take a timeout.


98 Millton Park Rd Invercargill Southland

Invercargill is in an enviable position, located within easy driving distance to all the southern centres. In just 2 ½ hours you can be in Dunedin or Queenstown, or in only 2 hours in Te Anau. It takes only 1 hour to reach the Catlins, forty minutes to Riverton and half an hour to Bluff. Stewart Island is easily reached by ferry (1 hour from Bluff) or plane (20 minutes from Invercargill).