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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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The Butterfly and Orchid Garden now has a new owner.  Colin has always been an avid collector of exotic plants. His background includes working 
at what was the largest houseplant nursery in the UK & the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, plus a solo botanic expedition to South America & as a child collected & bred many species of butterfly & other insects'.
 You can't separate plants from insects so it came naturally. He is an extremely creative person who definitely has the "green thumb". This shows in the unique combination of exotic flowers with incredibly amazing butterflies. Customers tell us they would come and see the gardens even without butterflies!