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Flaxmere Garden

128 Westenras Road, Hawarden 7385, New Zealand
+64 3-314 4504
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Wonderful treasure in the heart of the New Zealand country side.

Penny was kind enough to accomodate us after the owners of the house we were originally booked into... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
RoseredPerth
,
Perth Hills, Australia
Autumn Wedding at Flaxmere Gardens

It was a magical setting for a marriage ceremony held in Flaxmere Garden with a profusion of... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
marycelebrant4u
,
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“late husband” (2 reviews)
“inspiration” (2 reviews)
“vista” (2 reviews)
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128 Westenras Road, Hawarden 7385, New Zealand
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+64 3-314 4504
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Penny was kind enough to accomodate us after the owners of the house we were originally booked into unfortunately had their property damaged by the recent earthquake. We were blown away by this stunning and artistically designed garden crafted by Penny over many years. It...More

Thank RoseredPerth
Reviewed 2 May 2016

It was a magical setting for a marriage ceremony held in Flaxmere Garden with a profusion of Autumnal colours - truly awesome in every sense of the word. I have had the privilege of visiting Flaxmere on several occasions and eveytime, in all seasons and...More

Thank marycelebrant4u
Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

This autumn has been a real joy in spite of being so dry, and being able to share it all for a wedding was magic for me as well

Reviewed 1 March 2016

I have visited a number of private gardens and Flaxmere has left the most precious memories for me. I was touched by the story of its owner (Penny) and then simply got lost in the tranquility and beauty of Flaxmere Garden. The ponds, the distribution...More

Thank travelsavvy2016
Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

It is a passion that won't go away, in fact I think I can see so much more to do!

Reviewed 1 March 2016

Just two days ago I visited The Flaxmere Garden of Penny Zino; when she walked through the wooden door leading from the back of the garden I saw a woman with old world charm and when she introduced herself her blue eyes were filled with...More

Thank revejardinier
Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

Most of all I hope when visitors come, somehow this garden will feed their souls. Gardens can help us all to be in tune with nature, and allow us to take root, almost like a tree.

Reviewed 29 February 2016

Penny welcomed me warmly on a cold wet day. I am in awe of what she and her late husband have created over more than fifty years. Her vision, creativity, artistic eye and passion for plants and design have blended to make a joyful garden...More

Thank libbyw111
Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2016

I love seeing people who love gardens, it is a passion to share!

Reviewed 3 January 2016

The gardens are about 50 minutes drive from Hammer Springs. The gardens are fabulously laid out and have great vistas down paths and across water features. The cottage sleeps four in a very comfortable cottage with a great outlook. A pool made the hot days...More

Thank JandCNZ
Reviewed 31 October 2014

A fantastic garden set in 7 acres with mature trees and borders with developing areas as well. Truly spectacular. The rhododedrons were a picture and every corner had a different view towards mountains or more garden.

Thank Hundalee219
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I find looking through this garden inspirational, from the native New Zealand plants area, to the more formal areas. The vistas from various spots are beautiful and just draw your eye to the surrounding hills. Thank you for allowing us to view your beautiful garden,

Thank christine161
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We were lucky to come across this garden when driving from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs. It is an oasis of luxurious plantings, ambitiously designed to create enchanting spaces that shelter from the renowned high winds of the area, yet encompass and complement the magnificent vistas...More

Thank Alison M
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