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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 latest garden to list on our site is El Nido Farm a garden with in a park on a South Waikato dairy farm.

High in the hills south east of Te Awamutu, at Arohena, the garden has been established over 38 years from a bare paddock. The background is a remnant stand of mature native forest. Four hectares of exotic mature trees including a large natural pond  surround the one hectare garden which features a range of plantings that provide features for the four seasons of the year. This is a "plants woman's" garden with limited hard landscaping; with the focus on spring bulbs, a rock garden, rhododendrons and azaleas, roses and perennials and favoured shrubs. This is a comfortable garden with many places to sit and take in the environment. The climate can be cooler than lower areas of the Waikato - a warm jacket is recommended.