Sunday 06: (BD) Our first garden today is Puketarata Garden. It’s a country garden adjacent to the 400 year old Puketarata Pa. Lots of natives with herbaceous planting providing flowers, colour and scent. Then its off to “Mary’s Place. Her town garden is packed with interesting plants and colour. Archways draped with climbing roses and clematis. Clever use of found objects, small water features and container plants will give us inspiration.
Oakley Garden is just 2km from the coastline so shelter is an important aspect. The owner has linked garden rooms with hedge-lined paths Cottage style planting and check out the fabulous hanging baskets for which she is renowned. Time to relax at our last garden with its spectacular vibrant colour from azalias, rhododendrons, irises & perennials. Sweeping lawns with overhanging maples. Sit back here and take it all in.