Lynmore / Lake Okareka

The home of an international artist and her husband, a landscape designer with an eye for the finest detail, and only his hobby. It makes for the ingredients of a superb garden. On a moderately small site this 50 year old garden twists and turns through rooms of very cleaver planting with many secrets and surprises, full of cycads, palms, hostas, rhododendrons and natives in abundance. Two exclusive art galleries feature original paintings on sale.
(H1)    The home of an international artist and her husband, a landscape designer with an eye for the finest detail. It makes for the ingredients of a superb garden. On a moderately small site this 50 year old garden twists and turns through rooms of very clever planting with many secrets and surprises, full of cycads, palms, hostas, rhododendrons and natives in abundance. Two exclusive art galleries feature original paintings for sale. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic / Plants)
A large town garden sitting peacefully on a back section with paths meandering through garden rooms filled with clematis, roses and a profusion of perennials, trees, hostas and irises. Park on Larcy Road.
(H2)    A large town garden sitting peacefully on a back section with paths meandering through garden rooms filled with clematis, roses and a profusion of perennials, trees, hostas and irises. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Picnic / Art )
A rambling suburban garden, terraced with mixed borders of perennials and shrubs, old roses and vegetable potagers. Descends towards a gully with mixed exotic and indigenous trees. An old fashioned working garden.
(H4)    A rambling suburban garden, terraced with mixed borders of perennials and shrubs, old roses and vegetable potagers. Descends towards a gully with mixed exotic and indigenous trees. An old fashioned working garden. (Medium gradient / Bus / Partial wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic)
A long tree lined drive leading to an elegant English garden setting. Huge manicured lawns fit for a wedding, a formal walled garden with yellow, white and red roses, brick walls and lovely perennial gardens.
(O3)    A long tree lined drive leading to an elegant English garden setting. Huge manicured lawns fit for a wedding, a formal walled garden with yellow, white and red roses, brick walls and lovely perennial gardens. (Level gradient / Bus / Wheelchair / Toilet / Picnic / Refreshments – devonshire teas on the terrace at 10am & 3pm)
Walk up the right of way. John and Heather have an amazing collection of plants, many of which John has grown from seed. There are many unusual bulbs and perennials tucked into the garden beds.
(H3)    Walk up the right of way. John and Heather have an amazing collection of plants, many of which John has grown from seed. There are many unusual bulbs and perennials tucked into the garden beds.

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The entrance driveway to the garden is filled with bold structural planting and contrasting foliage, cool and shady. Go through the gate into the bright flower gardens and stunning view of Lake Okareka. Walk down the boardwalk to the jetty.
(O1)The entrance driveway to the garden is filled with bold structural planting and contrasting foliage, cool and shady. Go through the gate into the bright flower gardens and stunning view of Lake Okareka. Walk down the boardwalk to the jetty. (Medium gradient / Bus / Partial wheelchair)
Several paths to stroll through the woodland area with rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and maples. Wander to the jetty or the mixed boarders at the top of a gentle slope and enjoy another lovely view of Lake Okareka.
(O2)    Several paths meander through the woodland area with rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas and maples. Wander to the jetty or the mixed borders at the top of a gentle slope and enjoy another lovely view of Lake Okareka. (Mixed gradient)