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The influence of Alfred William Buxton (1872-1950) can still be seen in some of the old country stations in the Wairarapa. This Buxton-designed garden was created in 1916-1920 and has been in the Allen family for four generations. What a privilege to take a turn about the garden this week and see some new plans unfolding. Here's a glimpse of Buxton's trademark solid pergola - standing the test of time. The double-leaf buxus is original too. This Carterton garden has a special connection with our tour as it opened for its first garden tour fundraiser - 11 years ago. Let us know if you were there! We are hoping, in years to come we will be able to share this one with you again. ... See MoreSee Less
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And yes, these stunning waterlilies will be on display on this year's tour: 6 & 7 November. ... See MoreSee Less
Vicki Bogue Elizabeth Stevenson
Love the chance to buy plants on tour weekend? Such a lovely way to take home a living memory from your garden tour experience so...we wanted to share the good news that Louisa Shannon, local propagator extraordinaire will be selling plants-a-plenty in one of our gardens this year. Robust perennials, heritage roses, hydrangeas, viburnums - lots of choice. Be sure to bring your wishlist on 6 & 7 November! ... See MoreSee Less
One of the highlights of the Wairarapa Garden tour is meeting the clever plants people who bring the gardens to life. This year we're very lucky to be welcoming a newcomer - a knowledgeable, passionate gardener who has always enjoyed Pūkaha's garden tour, as a visitor. Having been on every single tour for the last 10 years - she's decided it's time to open her own garden. We can't wait to share it with you on 6 & 7 November 2021. ... See MoreSee Less
Dave Burton Ivy Burton 🥰