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Upton Oaks Garden

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A Visual Delight

This garden & home is a hidden gem. Beautiful well tended gardens with a suprise behind each wall... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
WanaKiwis
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South Island, New Zealand
Beautiful gardens reminding me of English gardens and tea served.

This is an old Victorian house with proper gardens. I believe two small cottages can be rented for... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
101NDtraveler
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Anchorage, Alaska
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PLEASE CONTACT US TO ARRANGE A TIME FOR YOUR VISIT AS THIS IS A PRIVATE GARDEN. Nestled in grape country, hidden behind high hedges, lies the private but nationally acclaimed garden of Upton Oaks. Surrounding the 1911 Victorian homestead are gardens...more
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33 Hammerichs Road, Rapaura, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This garden & home is a hidden gem. Beautiful well tended gardens with a suprise behind each wall & hedge. We saw roses, peonies, lupins & a mass of colour wherever you looked. Perfect hedges & espellierd fruit treees set surrounding a vintage villa &...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your generous review, so thrilled that you enjoyed our labour of love of our home and gardens. Lovely to share with you.

Reviewed 23 March 2018

This is an old Victorian house with proper gardens. I believe two small cottages can be rented for overnight stays. Flowers mingled with fruits and vegetables made for great hourly self tour. It is a nice break and an easy drive from Picton. I had...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This small, maybe a little more than an acre, is absolutely stunning. The amount of work and time to create this beauty is extraordinary in scope. The garden is diveded in small parts, different flowers, veggies, pool area. So well manicured. While not a garden...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Really happy to share our garden with visitors, so thank you for your lovely feedback. Yes visitors need to make an appointment to visit, by email or phone 035793316 as it is a private garden around our home. Thank you again.

Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a garden at a private home and it is shown by appointment only. Driftwood Tours made the arrangement for our group of 6 to tour. It was a highlight of our trip to New Zealand. Sue showed us her passion of 30 years...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you Susan, I really enjoyed meeting you all and sharing our gardens with you, so glad you enjoyed them.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

I emailed Sue to arrange a time to see her magnificent garden and she was extremely responsive - so glad we took the time to contact her as the garden is just so special. The creativity and the variation in all the different sections of...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you Anne for your review, we really enjoyed meeting you both as we love talking and meeting other gardeners. Glad you came to visit.

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Dave and Sue Monahan did a great job in converting this old run down Place into a palast with a Dream Garden. Job well done!!

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

This was the first stop on our tour of the area that included wineries. I was not sure about stropping at garden but it was worth it. The grounds are well manicured and beautiful. There are flowers, vegetable, and fruit trees. It is not a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

Everything about our visit to Upton Oaks Garden today was exceptional, beginning with the friendly and effusive welcome from the founder and creator Sue Monahan. She explained how she and her husband had designed and created this work of art over a thirty-year period, and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thank you Robin for your generous review, I really enjoyed meeting you both and chatting about gardens.

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Upton Oaks is a private garden which has been created by a couple from scratch. It's about an acre and a half of stunningly beautiful garden laid out in different sections. There is an olive grove, a flower garden, a vegetable garden, a pool area...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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susielou-2002, Owner at Upton Oaks Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2017

So glad you enjoyed visiting our gardens we love sharing our home and gardens with visitors

Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is an extraordinary private garden, especially when it is all the work of 2 owners. It may not be possible to just walk in, so I would strongly recommend an appointment, possibly best made via your BnB host or hotel desk

Date of experience: November 2016
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