Facilities
On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Garden tours available
Garden opens at other times
NZMCA members welcome overnight
Contact

Your hosts: Vicki Collett & Andrew Dalzell

197 Culverden Road, Culverden

Lush oasis

The stream flowing through Coldstream garden is the secret to the spectacular growth of the garden established just 31 years ago. The one-hectare garden wraps around the farmhouse, with a series of interconnecting lawns and pathways that led you from one area to the next.

Mature oaks and silver birches provide height and a canopy to protect the large garden beds of established roses, camellias, and rhododendrons that together with mass plantings of daffodils, tulips and peonies put on a magnificent display in the spring.

Between the canopy and underplanting you’ll see enticing views across the surrounding farmland to distant mountains. Coldstream Stream is put to good use, naturally filtering the waters of a large pond surrounded by extensive planting. The jetty is a great spot to feed the eels that come and visit. You’ll find plenty of restful spots to take in the grandeur of the garden.