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The 2019 tour has ended.

 Be sure to save the dates 7 & 8 November 2020
for the Garden Tour's 10th anniversary.

The 2020 tour will showcase gardens in southern Wairarapa.

Details will follow but for now, enjoy the 2019 and 2018 gardens shown here!

ALL 2019 GARDENS

Explore the 2019 gardens as they are revealed…

ICON KEY

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Abbotsford Gardens

Abbotsford Gardens

No stranger to garden tours, Penelope and Tim Bunny enjoy visiting beautiful gardens as much as tending their own near the rural township of Tauweru.

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Albion

Albion

When Pam and her husband Carl arrived from the UK 14 years ago to Masterton, they swapped their cottage garden for a quarter-acre urban grassed section on the flat. Inspired by English Gardens, and pioneer designer Gertrude Jekyll, the Torringtons set to creating a series of rooms to bring a little bit of England closer to home.

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Braemore Farm Garden

Braemore Farm Garden

Braemore Farm Garden is an expansive, meandering country beauty. It begins with half a hectare of cottage garden surrounding the house and leads through open park-like green space with specimen trees – perfect to picnic beneath. Follow the paths out into the gully where there are rhododendrons-a-plenty.

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Dursley

Dursley

Dursley Garden was designed in 1916 by Alfred Buxton. Known then as Te Rangi Pai, it became Dursley Garden in the 1930s. Lovingly tended since 1972, Judith Callaghan is its chief gardener.

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Evesham

Evesham

A returning favourite, Evesham has been a 20-year journey for Grant and Vicky Harper. From a bare paddock, Grant designed Evesham from scratch – aiming to recreate an English country beauty to remind him of its namesake in the Cotswolds.

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Kinder Garden

Kinder Garden

Developed over the last nine years by Erica Kinder, this colourful flower lover’s garden boasts poppies, peonies, irises, around 100 roses, organic produce and a cute vintage themed potting shed.

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

The name says it all…the sweet life. This large semi-rural garden on the outskirts of Masterton unfolds before your eyes and is a peaceful haven for its owners of five years, Ruth and Ross Eggers.

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Palm Haven

Palm Haven

This garden is a testament to one gardener’s determination and commitment to create his own private paradise. When Dan Matthews was told by his local gardening centre that he was wasting his time, it made him even more determined to give it a go.

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Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Nine years ago Dan and Sue Hughes embarked on a journey to turn a quarter acre of flat lawn into distinct outdoor spaces each with a purpose.

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Summer House Garden

Summer House Garden

Take a bare plot of land on a hillside in Eketahuna, add plenty of horse manure to enrich the soil then wait for the worms to work their magic. Next, apply a healthy dose of resourcefulness by upcycling old farm materials to create garden structure, and you have a recipe for the Lambert’s ‘Summer House Garden’.

Tarata

Tarata

Tarata is a two hectare woodland style garden named after the lemonwoods – Tarata – that owners Grant and Adrienne planted for shelter 25 years ago.

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The White Horse Inn

The White Horse Inn

At The White Horse Inn you’ll find our youngest gardener. An ambitious and passionate plants-woman, Michelle Irons and her handy-husband-with-a-digger Stu, have transformed a flat grassed urban section into an artful arrangement of colourful and productive garden spaces.

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Totara Cottage

Totara Cottage

Taking in a collection of small buildings and around one hectare of land, Tina Mansfield and Andy Cassells were drawn to Totara Cottage’s gardening potential, especially the mature native trees and the variety of birds they sheltered.

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