The Garden on the Ridge


The Garden

Welcome to our Garden on the Ridge which is situated in Coatesville, North Auckland, and sits astride the top of the Ridge, commanding fantastic 360 degree views.  This is a sun kissed garden, with little shade as yet, lots of cultivated areas, and packed with colour.  We retired from England and arrived to be with our children in 2010; and apart from a fantastic planting of many types of palms at the entrance, we had a blank canvas of 7 acres of garden to develop.  It was a hard but exciting learning curve, about weather, soil that had been pasture and previously Kauri land, and so many plants that were new to us.  Gardening is a constantly changing scenario so there is lots to see at all seasons.  There is a vegetable and herb garden, fruit and citrus orchards, rose beds, multitudinous types of iris, succulent's, vireya's, camellia's, magnolia's, bulb's, clivia's, sub-tropical's all planted in generous amounts, and joy of joys long boarders in the English style.  Everything needed to delight a flower arranger.  The garden is enjoyed by walking on lawns, with hidden areas, and great surprises, including four ponds and two water features.  Birds and insects abound, especially on the wild flower meadow where the skylarks nest.     

This is not a park type garden, or a show garden, rather a family garden that we will love to show you, and look forward to seeing you.   

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Garden Details

11 McGiven Place, Coatesville.
09 415 7315
Contact Person
Christine and Sid
Open by appointment.
Adult $10, Children under 12 years $5
We have ample off street parking for cars and coaches.
Food Available
Morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas are available by prior arrangement. All home cooked and very English in character.