Tea/coffee included in admission fee
Picnic area available (visitors may bring food)
Home producers/ Vegetable gardens
Plants/produce stalls

Hosts: Rose and Geoff Shier

Small and Inviting

Friends and family comment on the tranquillity of the garden. While it is a small urban garden it has been well designed, having created a number of outdoor rooms linked by intimate walkways.

The garden was established in 1983 but substantially remodelled and replanted 9 years ago.

The central part of the garden has been designed to facilitate outdoor living and entertainment including a petanque court made out of local Hurunui limestone chip. There is grass for the grand-children and trees, shrubs and flowers for adults. Two pohutukawa thrive in spite of being told they do not grow in Amberley. There are plenty of roses of course: Nancy Steen, David Austin, a line of Iceberg and Cecil Brunner growing over the garden arch.

Numerous pieces of garden art complement the luscious greenery.

Raised vegetable gardens and fruit trees provide a large amount of home grown produce in season. There are 12 fruit trees including a prolifically large lemon tree on this small village section.

Come and experience the tranquillity of our little garden.