On-site/ Off-road parking available (buses call first)
Toilets available on site
Wheelchair accessible garden (1.2m wide paths)
Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Children’s play area
Tours available
Nursery/plants for sale
Accommodation available
Garden opens at other times
Motorhomes welcome overnight

Your host: Penny Zino

128 Westenras Road, Hawarden

Timeless and ever changing

Fifty-six years after it all began, Flaxmere continues to inspire with its appealing vistas and innovative design. In this 3-hectare garden there are a series of garden areas each distinct using different cultivars and connected with a series of ponds which have their own personality. Native areas with evergreens contrast with the deciduous plantings that the change of seasons provide. This is carefully considered, with huge emphasis on trees and shrubs that will provide interest for spring and autumn colour.

Stone walls and classically inspired timber pergolas entwined with clematis and roses in the swimming pool and rose garden, provide contrast to the gracefully arched bridge which leads your eye to Mt Tekoa. There are new experiences as in the perennial and grasses garden inspired by Piet Oudolf and the whirlpool garden created after a heavy snowfall. Vistas and gardening here are recognised as art forms. Eftpos is available.


Studio Home Sessions

“How to plan and make a naturalistic garden” Penny Zino with Julia Atkinson-Dunn.

When:Saturday 29th Oct, 11am. Meet outside the barn.

Art in the Barn

All artworks available for purchase.

Exhibiting artists: Amelia Guild, Galina Kim, Jane McIntosh, Svetlana Orinko, Jane Porter, Julia Atkinson-Dunn, Min Kim, Lisa Grennall, Libby Chambers and more.

Photographic exhibition

Photographic exhibition of Flaxmere Garden through the seasons and timeline.

Garden walk

Garden walk with Penny Zino.

When:Thursday 27th Oct, 11am. Meet outside the barn.

Plant Sale

Plant Sale: Large range of Penny’s favourite plants available for purchase.