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.
Photographic exhibition in the barn.
When:Every-day at 11am with Penny Zino (approx 30 minutes)
Cost:Free with garden entry
When:2pm Oct 31 & Nov 1 (Approx 30 minutes)