Our relaxed country garden started in 1992. In the early days, I had very little gardening experience and no vision for the site, but an interest in plants was quickly developing. Over the years, with much trial and error, a garden has emerged which we and our visitors do enjoy. Much thought has gone into the placement of colour, the short and long-distance views, and the filtering of light which is created by judicious pruning.
The garden has been planned with year-round interest in mind, and visitors are encouraged to come and see the garden in winter. There is nothing more spectacular than a crisp winter's day with the low lying sun and its effects. More and more people come in autumn, and many are now visiting on summer evenings, rather than in the middle of the day when plants and people are feeling the heat and effects of the bright light.
There is a serious plant collection to which I am always adding and there is subtle changing of all existing areas. With highly talented gardeners, we can provide an informative and entertaining experience for our visitors.
Frensham welcomes you.
Each month I write a monthly email newsletter from the garden and this is already received by many people. I write about plants and people, thoughts and ideas, accompanied by photos and a seasonal recipe. All newsletters are archived on the website.
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Frensham is a relaxed country garden of about half a hectare, set in a farm environment.
A beautiful venue for wedding photographs.
139 Old Tai Tapu Road, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand