Woodend Gardens & Vineyard

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The Garden

Woodend Gardens & Vineyard is a rural property just 5 minutes North of Blenheim.
The established gardens are a well known and popular venue for Weddings & Special Occasions.

Enter through a formal gateway and along an extensive curved driveway lined with blue agapanthus that sets a stunning scene for the established gardens. The garden features many different zones all with unique elements and hidden sanctuaries. 40 metre high eucalyptus (gum) trees planted almost a century ago stand proud in the SW corner. Many other large specimen trees are also established on the property including; liquidambar trees, dogwoods, flowering chestnuts, magnolias & gleditsias.

A remarkable wisteria covered pergola leads to an open, paved, timber pavilion, providing perfect shelter for invited guests.

The formal wedding avenue is a large lawn with mature cherry blossom trees that form an aisle leading to the fountain focal point. This spacious area is bordered with buxus, camellia and liquidambar trees. Spring is a spectacular season in the garden with the wisteria and many different bulbs and iris in flower followed by camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and clematis. As summer approaches the rose beds bloom along with hydrangeas and heuchera.

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The Gardener

The property was first developed in early 1990 by Colin & Eldred Boyce who owned the land and set about to transform the bare paddocks into what it has become today. Woodend Gardens & Vineyard, are now owned and tended by Brian & Margaret Herd.

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Garden Details

Address
151 Rowley Cres, Grovetown 7202 Blenheim.
Woodend Gardens & Vineyard is a rural property just 5 minutes North of Blenheim.
Email
info@woodendgardensgrovetown.co.nz
Phone
03 578 9070 021 618 695
Contact Person
Margaret & Brian Herd
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Hours
The garden is available for garden tours and weddings mid October through to mid March by arrangement only.
Garden Size
7 acres of garden and a 10 acre vineyard of sauvignon blanc grapes planted in 2007.
Price
$10 per person.
Brochure Available?
Rack card available.
Parking
Off street parking is available for buses coaches and cars.
Toilets
Guest toilets and disabled toilets available.
Food Available
Morning afternoon tea and lunches by arrangement.
Seating
We have seating around the grounds for you to sit and enjoy the views.
We also have a large covered pergola for 50 people.
Picnics
No thank you.
Wheelchair Access
Our grounds are flat and suitable for wheel chairs.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs allowed.
Children Allowed
Children welcome. Must be under adult supervision.
Weddings
From spring through to autumn, Woodend Gardens are a superb private garden to host weddings, special occasions and offer superb scenery for photos. Hire of grounds includes entry to gardens for guests before and after the wedding, wedding ceremony area, photo opportunities, parking, guest toilets.
Also available to hire depending on requirements are tables & chairs for ceremony & for serving drinks & canapés.
Guided Tours
Margaret is happy to take visitors around the garden by arrangement.
Function Center Available?
The gardens are available as a stunning location for Special Events & Garden Tours.