Cedar Park Gardens and B&B


The Garden

Cedar Park Gardens are set in 1 1/2 acres of trees perennials, shrubs and bulbs in a secluded prize winning garden setting. Our garden was started when we moved here in 2000. We were fortunate to be able to bring many "pieces" from our previous garden, along with hundreds of potted cuttings, and plants growing on. Ron marked out "his" little patch, which is now a lovely stand of varied native "bush". Originally wind was a major problem, with hundreds of metres of windbreak cloth protecting plants and individual trees. This paid off, and we now have good shelter. In spring we have 100's of bulbs, and cherry trees, summer has it's own beauty with plenty of colourful perennials, roses, and now shady trees, and autumn colours are spectacular. Our potager provides more than enough vegetables for ourselves and our guests. So many areas to enjoy - lunch in the gazebo, a quiet rock on the swing seat, a wine under the umbrella, or simply sit and enjoy the views. View Map

The Gardener

Both Anne and Ron have a love of the outdoors, and like space around them, hence the 1 1/2 acres of gardens!! Anne is the passionate gardener; Ron's invaluable contribution lies in maintaining equipment & tools,mowing lawns, and constructing whatever plan Anne has dreamed up next! - but pull a weed - never!! The garden is a garden of memories for Anne (as her Nana would have called it), as many pieces have been swapped with friends and family. Anne and Ron gain much pleasure from sharing their garden with others. They both enjoy sailing a Sunburst, camping, and more recently, have taken up mountain biking. Ron, being an avid photographer, spends many hours photographing the garden and individual flowers.


Garden Details

"Cedar Park," 101B Lowes Rd, Rolleston.
(+64) 03 34 77 605 Mobile: (+64) 027 43 65 156
Contact Person
Ron and Anne Finch
Open by prior arrangement.
Garden Size
1 1/2 acres, allow 1 hour for your visit.
$5 per person.
Brochure Available?
Yes can be posted out.
Yes, off street parking for buses,coaches and cars.
Yes we have toilets available.
Food Available
Yes, morning /afternoon tea, finger lunches by arrangement.
Yes there is seating around the gardens to sit and enjoy the gardens.
Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Yes our grounds are flat and suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs Allowed
No please dont bring dogs into the garden.
Children Allowed
Yes, but must be in adult care, as we have a small pond.
We provide quality accommodation in our comfortable modern home which is located 2km off the Main South Rd. Our home is situated at the end of a private lane with secure parking at the door of the guest room. Ground floor, no stairs to climb, check web site for more details.
A beautiful setting for weddings. The gazebo has had it's first wedding, and there are many opportunities for delightful photo shots in the different areas.
Plants/Other Sales
Yes; also small selection of mainly handcrafted gifts and cards, and seasonal produce for sale.
Guided Tours
Yes, if visitors would like that.
Other Facilities
Optional Extras

Evening dinner with hosts (prior booking required)
Packed lunches provided if requested.
Small selection of gifts or homemade produce for sale, along with a good selection of plants.
Complimentary transport to and from airport by arrangement.

Only 2 km from Cedar Park Gardens is the Rolleston Railway Station, where you can catch the TranzAlpine Scenic Train for a breathtaking trip through the Southern Alps to the West Coast. Complimentary drop off and pickup from the Rolleston Railway Station.

In our locality: Wineries, golf courses and interesting day trips e.g. Banks Peninsula Akaroa - 1 hours very scenic drive. MT. Hutt Ski field within 1 1/4 hours drive.

We are 30 mins from the Trott Garden in Ashburton  and 35 minutes from Winchmore Garden which is 5-10 further on from Trotts Gardens