This year we welcome Bron from Bloomwood to the Pūkaha Wairarapa Garden Tour. Starting out as a small established cottage garden that only got attention when her mum came to visit, it has been almost entirely redesigned.
1393 Te Whiti Road
Only some of the original garden remains with additional plantings including hedging, a tree-lined avenue, a horseshoe-shaped cottage garden, raised vegetable beds, picking gardens and a glass house. The garden is dual purpose which supports her love of gardening and flowerbeds for her floristry business.
The gardens range from individual themed formal to wild country and purpose planted flowerbeds for her floristry including many varieties of dahlia, roses, tulips plus mass planting of annuals like Queen Anne’s lace, straw flower, scabiosa cosmos, zinnias, statice among the many hidden gems at Bloomwood.
Bron’s keen eye for a TradeMe bargain shows in her delightful (and envious!) glass house/potting room rehomed and renovated perfectly for her needs. Close to the house, you will find another bargain turned beautiful in the water feature and fish pond.
The garden also includes a small orchard that provides an abundance of autumn fruits with some friendly egg producers nearby.
This garden has been designed and grown to produce flowers and foliage all year to incorporate into beautiful sustainable bouquets that Bron expertly fashions with a mix of colours and textures that really do delight.
There will be potted plants and seedlings of some of Bron’s favourites available for sale and vibrant indoor and outdoor wall art from Alana Mays Creations as well as a special wee someone selling worm wee.
Bron shares the property with her husband Andy and their 4 children. Since Bron’s youngest children started school almost 5 years ago she has really got stuck into the garden. While still relatively young in its design and construction this is a garden that will continue to grow and mature – one we hope to follow the journey in the coming years.