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A collection of New Zealand garden designs. This site lists formal gardens, tropical gardens, vegetable gardens, and 'many other garden designs and venues for Weddings, Accommodation, Plant sales, Other (gifts, garden art) sales, Cafe/Restaurant and Functions.

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Just to let all those Christchurch Brides know that you can now have your Wedding Photos taken at Ohinetahi by arrangement.  

A garden was first made on this site in 1865 by T.H.Potts,New Zealand's first botanist. Potts planted a great variety of exotic trees and shrubs, many of which still stand on the perimeter of the garden. He died in 1888 and thereafter the garden fell into dis-repair until it consisted of little more than a lawn around the house. Sir Miles Warren and Mr and Mrs Trengrove restored the house and began the present garden in 1977. Sir Miles along with a team of great people, nows runs the garden. Speaking to me once he commented that one of the true pleasures of running Ohinetahi was the interactinon with people, with whom he could have a plant conversation , especially international visitors..