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10. Sequoia Steps

21A Sequoia Gr

A tranquil inner-city hideaway orientated to comfortable outdoor living. Shane has built structures that make the most of the available space, while Mel has added the softer touches with her love of maples and hostas. The garden lights up at night and there will be live music most evenings. There are areas to shelter from the wind and rain. Garden art will be for sale, including water features. Sequoia Steps featured in NZ Gardener magazine 2019.

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7. Frog Lodge

Frog Lodge will not be opening this year.
David and Noeline Sampson have made the right decision for their family not to open for the festival. David suffered major injuries after a fall last month, which caused serious damage to both legs. He is still on the long road to recovery. I’m sure you will all agree with us, this is the right move but a very sad one.

We wish him a full recovery. Read More >

9. Te Kainga Marire

Te Kainga Marire is the only private native garden sanctuary in New Zealand to be rated as a Garden of International Significance. Read More >

11. Pukemara

Alan has created a town garden of two parts— a flat courtyard and a hillside garden. The courtyard garden around the house features sub-tropical vireyas rhododendrons combined with fuchsias, roses and perenn Read More >