Castlemaine garden is in a rural setting 15mins drive from Lumsden, Southland.
It has been a work in progress over the last 24 years .
A large Macrocarpa hedge, creating shelter from strong NW winds, inspired a vision of creating a large country garden.
Long cold winters, and often mild to very dry summers with strong NW winds are normal.
The garden is a country garden, with also an area based on English design. At 200 metres above sea level & inland we get hard frosts & quite a bit of snow at times. Trees, rhododendrons, roses, bulbs, varied hedging, & plants suitable to this area have been planted. With two small ponds being built over the years.
Spring is probably the best time aesthetically in the garden, but with the four seasons sometimes being quite dramatic , they can be beautiful as well.
Sharon & Peter have lived here for the last 25 years. They have enjoyed developing the garden.
207 Sutherland Road, Castlerock 2 RD, Lumsden, 9792. Southland
0272033510 or 03 248 7679
The garden is open by appointment only . From late September to the 10th December.
$10 per person.
Buses are able to drive down the track & turn around and then park outside the entrance to the garden. Cars can park by the house.
No we dont have toilet facilities.
There are some great cafes in nearby Lumsden & Mossburn for coffees,& meals.
Yes, seating is located in areas all around the garden.
Yes our grounds are wheelchair friendly.
No dogs please.
Yes, but please supervise.
No but Brookhaven gardens a few minutes from us does have accommodation.
No, but photos for Weddings are welcome.
Sharon is available for a guided tour on request.