Brunswick / Tikitere / Rotoiti 2015

A large well-structured garden of many greens with rooms created by hedges. Plenty of shrubs, bulk planting and a rose garden circle with spots of colour provided by roses and perennials. The highlight is the huge walled vegetable garden.
(G4)    A large well-structured garden with many shades of green and rooms created by hedges. Plenty of shrubs, bulk planting and a rose garden circle, with spots of colour provided by roses and perennials. The highlight is the huge walled vegetable garden. (Level/medium gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic)
Trevor is establishing an extensive sculpture garden. His sculptures are laid out on the undulating contours. There is a sculpture studio and showroom.
(G6)    Trevor is establishing an extensive sculpture garden. His sculptures are laid out on the undulating contours. There is a sculpture studio and showroom. (Medium gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Sculpture)
Tikitere Gardens and Nursery have been going for a quarter of a century. Bill is an expert plantsman. Walk slowly up the stream to enjoy the maples, azaleas, cornus, rhododendrons and hostas. Find the field of irises and the myriad of unusual trees and plants hidden within this wilderness garden.
(G5)    The garden and nursery have been going for a quarter of a century. Bill is an expert plantsman. Walk slowly up the stream to enjoy the maples, azaleas, cornus, rhododendrons and hostas. Find the field of irises and the myriad of unusual trees and plants hidden within this wilderness garden. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic / Plants)
Stu is a landscape gardener and has planted his own garden with broad strokes of interesting planting, stunning lawns, huge rock walls and plinths to hold a large pergola. Less is best. There is an enormous enclosed vegetable garden, hen house and a wonderful Lake Rotorua view from the front of the house.
(G7)    WITHDRAWN – due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

 

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This is a real cottage garden flush with roses and colour and pots that change the seasons. The back garden has raised vegetable boxes, berries, grapes, potatoes and fruit trees which keep the owner self-sufficient.
(G1)     This is a real cottage garden flush with roses and colour and pots that change the seasons. The back garden has raised vegetable boxes, berries, grapes, potatoes and fruit trees which keep the owner self-sufficient. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair)

 

 

A 2 acre formal English styled garden with sweeps of lawn surrounding boxed gardens filled with white roses, or perennials, lavender and pergolas of roses, wisteria and beautiful trees. Bold groupings of plants and very restful to walk in.
(G2)     A 2 acre formal English styled garden with sweeps of lawn surrounding boxed gardens filled with white roses, or perennials, lavender and pergolas of roses, wisteria and beautiful trees. Bold groupings of plants and very restful to walk in. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet)
It is worth coming just to stand at the top of this garden to admire the magnificent view of Lake Rotorua. Then look down on the manmade dry river bed that tumbles down the hill into the native area. Excellent planting for a dry and difficult windy spot.
(G3)    It is worth visiting this garden just to stand at the top and admire the magnificent view of Lake Rotorua. Then look down on the manmade dry river beds that tumble down the hill into the native area. Excellent planting for a dry and difficult windy spot. (Medium gradient / Bus / Picnic)
A wonderful gardener lives here. Many years of toil from bracken, ginger and blackberry to an amazing paradise of many rare and unusual plants. Walk slowly down the paths to hear the rushing water of the Kaituna River. Tarry a while.
(F1)    A wonderful gardener lives here. Many years of toil from bracken, ginger and blackberry to an amazing paradise of many rare and unusual plants. Walk slowly down the paths to hear the rushing water of the Kaituna River. Linger a while. (Mixed gradient / Bus  / Toilet)
An idyllic setting enhanced by a creatively designed garden using a colour palate. Wander from the bottom lawn along the pathways to enjoy an enormous variety of shrubs, trees, perennials and natives imaginatively planted. Rest at the top to enjoy the view and allow plenty of time.
(F2)    An idyllic setting enhanced by a creatively designed garden using a colour palate. Wander from the bottom lawn along the pathways to enjoy an enormous variety of shrubs, trees, perennials and natives imaginatively planted. Rest at the top to enjoy the view and allow plenty of time. (Mixed gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic / Refreshments – Sausage sizzle)

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