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
Nursery/plants for sale
Accommodation available
Garden opens at other times
Plants/produce stalls
Motorhomes welcome overnight

Your host: Penny Zino

128 Westenras Road, Hawarden

Timeless and ever changing

Fifty-five 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.


Studio Home Sessions

“What works long term – thoughts and advice from a gardener of 55 years” Penny Zino with Julia Atkinson-Dunn.

When:Friday Oct 29th, 11.00am

Art in the Barn

All artworks available for purchase.

Exhibiting artists: Amy Anderson, Julia Atkinson- Dunn, Amelia Guild, Alice Lewis, Ben Reid, Jane McIntosh, Svetlana Oriniko, and more.

Lunch boxes available at Flaxmere

Please order through Waikari Kitchen Café Facebook messaging or by calling 03 314 2099.

When:Midday each day

Cost:$20 each