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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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We welcome Robyns Retreat to the site from Feilding.

Robyn moved to this address in 1986  and opened the then garden to local charities and schools for their fund raising activities.  Then in 1992 she purchased an adjoining land locked quarter acre section and set about extending the garden.

Robyn had no prior plan and as she was working full time as an administrator for three stud cattle breads, she built the new area as time and money committed.  The bones were laid down and then the filling has taken place over the years. 

The area suffered sever flooding from neighbouring properties after very heavy rains, so over time Robyn lost many plants especially roses as she was unaware until November 2011 that she was taking water from a swimming pool chlorine and all.

Mature trees, camellias shrubs and clematis, peony roses tuberous begonias and many annuals and perennials make up the display.  There is an orchard house and a lily pond.  The annuals are mostly grown from seed.