Longwood Gardens


The Garden

Longwood Gardens was the millennium project for Yvonne & Peter Long. While the builders were building their new home in 2000, the Longs were busy planting and planning the gardens, What used to be a horse paddock with 15 pine trees at the back of the 3.5 acre property, it has been transformed into the beautiful gardens they are today. 

The contractors who were excavating the foundations showed Yvonne how to operate the heavy machines they were using, so she took a couple of days off work and proceeded to dig the pond, then moved piles of dirt to the front of the section for the two raised garden beds.




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The Gardener

Peter & Yvonne love gardening, Peter doing the heavy tasks and taking care of the lawns while Yvonne content to pull weeds and take care of the roses. Peter often arriving home with several new plants without a clue where they will fit in and Yvonne juggling to find a new home for the new arrivals.

Garden Details

338 Stoney Creek Road
Palmerston North
0274478894 or 063535051 A/H
Contact Person
Yvonne Long
Our garden is open by appointment only, please call first.
Garden Size
3.5 acres, allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
$8.00 per person.
We have off street parking for cars and vans.
Yes we do have one toilet available.
We have seating around the grounds for you to sit and relax.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Yes our grounds are flat and suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs Allowed
Small dogs on leads.
Children Allowed
Yes, but must be supervised at all times as the pond area is not fenced.
Suitable for photos only.
Plants/Other Sales
Plants and Art.
Guided Tours
Yes, owners will show you around and answer any questions.
Other Facilities

Yvonnes art can also be seen here on gardenstovisit.  

"I have a Facebook page, Yvonne Long Artist. Not too sure what to say about my art, but I love experimenting with different materials. Recycling glossy junk mail for paper mache and shredding waste paper from work for paper pulp creates these unique pieces."