Come and see what an artist’s eye can do to a North Canterbury farm garden and admire the fantastic views. Enter through the John Rutherford designed and made gates and see the romantic Cecil Wood designed house built in 1952, backed by 65 year old cedars and nestled at the foot of the Lowry Range. To the right is an archway walk from a dismantled garden on Clifton Hill, Sumner, which was a gift originally made in the Lyttelton shipyards.
These have added walkways and a structure on which roses, clematis and jasmine climb and often feature in Lissa’s artwork. On emerging from these you will see Lissa’s studio where her exhibition will be displayed or turn right and follow the path around the pool to a new area of NZ native plantings where you can sit and look over the creek to the 955ha sheep and cattle farmland beyond. Colourful borders have been planned with Lissa’s artistic eye in order to capture the scene on canvas. The 1ha garden has a weeping elm, a copper beech, flowering cherries, roses, peonies, irises and many other herbaceous perennials. Fruit trees, a herb area and
a large vegetable garden has an artistic surprise in store!
Directions: From Culverden, turn off SH7 at Farm Source. Please note that St Leonards Road is often confused with nearby St Leonards Street.
Lissa Holland Art Exhibition of paintings for sale.