Country Stay At Tudor Park


The Garden

The garden at Tudor Park makes your visit something special. It is a ‘must see’ by individual gardeners and groups from around the world as well as local ( by arrangement ). The garden includes many different areas, plantings and features. Around the house are the more structured areas, which give the opportunity to grow special plants that can be viewed and enjoyed from within the house.

The aim has always been to use the site to the best advantage. With this in mind the Long Walk has been developed through the creation of two large pergolas, each of which is eight uprights long, creating a vista down the main axis of the garden and drawing the eye to the open landscape beyond. John marked out the original layout and was dedicated to building the many arbours, bridges, pergolas and seats - all of which define the garden and its many spaces.

The rondel encloses a collection of Old Shrub roses within a hornbeam hedge. A canal leads you to another rondel where a sundial, the first prize from a regional garden competition, is surrounded by a Prunus lusitanica hedge. A large pond, originally used for recreational shooting, has been adapted to accommodate many choice bog and water plants.

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The Gardener

Created by Joyce and her late husband John together since 2001.


Garden Details

21 Lawrence Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill.
+64 (0) 3 221 7150
+64 (0) 3 221 7150
Contact Person
10 am to dusk.
Garden Size
Set in 20 acres of the best fertile Southland farmland, the garden extends over 3 acres.
$8 per person.
Off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Yes all facilities available.
Food Available
Morning or afternoon teas and light lunch available by arrangement.
There are seats and arbours throughout the garden, offering pleasant resting places along the way to enjoy the birds, plants and peace.
Wheelchair Access
Not Suitable. Walkers OK.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please.
Children Allowed
Welcome, responsibility of their parents.
Welcome to Tudor Park Country Stay and Garden, where guests are offered quality accommodation with private facilities in a peaceful garden setting.
Wake to country sounds, walk in the garden or around the property and still be close to all connections.
Plants/Other Sales
Sometimes we do have plants for sale.
Guided Tours
We are happy to give guided tours on request.