Facilities
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
Refreshments available for purchase
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Children’s play area
Garden tours available
Accommodation available
Garden opens at other times
Plants/produce stalls
NZMCA members welcome overnight
Contact

Penny Zino

128 Westenras Road, Hawarden

Timeless and ever changing

Fifty-three 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 Te Koa. 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.

 

Events

Flaxmere through the Seasons

Photographic exhibition in the barn.

Learn and discuss Naturalistic Planting with perennials and grasses

When:Every-day at 11am with Penny Zino (approx 30 minutes)

Cost:Free with garden entry

Children’s time with Penny to learn about our native plants

When:2pm Oct 31 & Nov 1 (Approx 30 minutes)

Cost:Free