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A magnificent garden past it's best

The anarchist was flying the day we arrived in Pohutukawa Lane and were confronted by the black... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
amazing gardening and landscaping achievement by the Higgies.

Great landscape gardens on this private farm. There are several themed areas and greenhouses, all... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Pohutukawa Lane, Fordell, Whanganui, New Zealand
+64 6-342 7857
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful but not well maintained. Pack your boots as the paths weren’t mown and had thistles. Paths not clearly defined. Lack of signage meant we nearly missed half the garden. Overseas visitors were struggling to work out what to do and how to pay ie...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

The anarchist was flying the day we arrived in Pohutukawa Lane and were confronted by the black fence covered in aphorisms. Who knew the French saying "At night all cats are grey" or "inside a dog it's too dark to read" or "wag more, bark...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Great landscape gardens on this private farm. There are several themed areas and greenhouses, all well worth careful viewing. Very peaceful place to visit and the honesty box says it all about this lifetimes achievement by the owners.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

My sister got married in these gardens and until the wedding I had never been out here. It's amazing! The peace and quiet of the gardens is sublime and the care an attention that has gone into the gardens themselves is stunning. There are years...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Terena C
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The couple who offer these gardens at a small charge ($10) via an honesty box, have created a wonderland of cacti of all sorts and varieties. I used to take my beginning photo classes here for a days field trip and it was, for many,...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Paloma is the owners' creation and their home. It, and its two arboretum tracts, occupy hilly country east of Whanganui, easy enough to find by watching for road signs to Fordell, then following Kauangaroa Road to Denlair Road (there's a small Paloma Gardens sign below...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank David M
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