A long avenue of poplars that line the driveway is the first of many delights you’ll find at Saddlewood. The drive approaches the homestead and the array of beautiful deciduous trees including oak, ash, birch, plane, elm and lime all nestle around this classically English styled home. You’ll love the many paths and ponds that take visitors to areas of woodland, water, roses and views that open north to the spectacular views of Mt Tekoa. The White Garden features many charming varieties of shrub and perennials that are timeless. Traditional lily of the valley, sweet mock orange, Solomon’s seal and Clementine aquilegia, are placed within the borders amongst the many other specimens.
This garden has a beautiful elegance and restfulness that invites visitors to linger and relax. It is a continually evolving property that aims to reflect the English theme for which it was originally intended.
Local artist Lucy Hunter-Weston loves to photograph the land in all seasons. An exhibition of her works includes framed and unframed photographs for sale.
Contact: Lucy Hunter-Weston www.watermarkphotography.co.nz
Cost:Free with admission to garden.
Offering a beautiful array of homegrown walnuts, lemons and garden plants, including herbs. Delightful garden gifts, wax wraps and veggie bags.
When:30th Oct - 1st Nov, 9am-5pm each day