Hopkirk Garden

garden2This garden displays numerous large trees and a good selection of hardy shrubs. 700 Rhododendrons, including a selection of natives and tree ferns. Herbacious plants early use of Hosters edging, treasures in rock gardens etc. Old home site including lawn and tennis courts surrounded by native trees, woodland appearance and dills with premulas and other woodland plants. Rock gardens, Rose gardens and vegetable gardens all included. This garden overlooks the Mangaehu river while a natural waterfall add to the diversity and charm.

Ostler’s Garden
190 Warwick Road, East Stratford. Maureen Ostler.
4 acres of mature informal garden with ducks,swans, waterlillies, rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, wisterias, hostas and many native trees. Shadehouse with begonias and fuchsias. 5 minutes from SH3.

Woodlea
586 Beaconsfield Rd, RD24 Stratford. Joan and Brian Wellington.
A large flowing country garden planned around a waterway. the lake historically supplied water fro the local dairy factory. Mature oak, plane, cedar, totara and rimu shelter the garden. There are woodlands; native areas, semi formal borders and lawns designed to appreciate the wider landscape.