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Family wedding at Flaxmere Gardens

This was in the top 3 places I’ve ever had the pleasure of being at a wedding ... stunning!!! This... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
JackieF1653
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Just this Sunday as Summer makes herself comfortable on the throne, taking over from Spring and... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This was in the top 3 places I’ve ever had the pleasure of being at a wedding ... stunning!!! This was for my partners sisters wedding and we enjoyed the wedding in the gardens, then drinks and nibbles by the pool, then moved to a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

The great thing about having weddings here is that is always a happy occasion. I love sharing this venue with those that appreciate it as much as I do!

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Just this Sunday as Summer makes herself comfortable on the throne, taking over from Spring and filling Nature with her wondrous warmth, I visited Flaxmere for the second time albeit at a different time of year. Proving that her hospitality was not a fluke the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

One of the very best things about gardening and sharing it with others are the encouraging comments such as this! Gardening is an art form, the way trees and plants are put together. It is constantly changing, and there lies the challenge!

Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was a marvellous place to celebrate our 8oth birthdays with a weekend in The Cottage. The whole garden is a great credit to the hard work put in by Penny. There is such a range of features as well as plants and trees. It...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

It was great to have 3 wonderful guests who were so appreciative

Reviewed 13 November 2017

The spring garden was in full boom when we visited for the Art in the Garden event. The established trees provide a gorgeous backdrop and structure for the garden.The new spring leaf colour emphasised the colours of the flowers. The garden contains several planting areas...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

It is a great combination of Art and the art of gardening!

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Worth going to visit if the opportunity arises. Art in A Garden is held annually and is fantastic to seè art and sculptures in such a beautiful setting.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Art in a Garden is held very year on the last weekend of October, it is a joy to see the creativity of so many New Zealanders.

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

Date of experience: December 2016
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Penelope Z, Owner at Flaxmere Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Greta having guests who are so interested

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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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

Date of experience: February 2016
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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

Date of experience: February 2016
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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

Date of experience: February 2016
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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!

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