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  Lancewood Garden

Address204 Upper Manaia Road, Masterton. Upper Manaia Road comes of Ngaumutawa Road at the south end of Masterton. When entering Masterton from the south, take your first left after the Waingawa Bridge into Ngaumutawa Road and then your first left into Upper Manaia Road (just over the train tracks)..
RegionWairarapa Region
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Email
Phone06 378 6847
FaxNo
Contact PersonJeanette and Ashby Bunny
WebsiteNo
HoursOpen by appointment only, please phone ahead.
Garden Size2 acres, allow 1 hour or less for your visit.
Price$5 per person
Brochure Available?No
ParkingWe have a very large grass verge on the roadside which can accommodate angle parking for cars and there is plenty of room also for buses and coaches.
ToiletsYes
Food AvailableBy arrangement Ladies Auxiliary Cancer Society Luches minimum twenty persons
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingWe have a summer house which is a perfect place for you to picnic. Please take your rubbish home with you.
PicnicsYes
Wheelchair AccessGarden on one level easy acess for wheel chairs
Dogs AllowedOn leash
Children AllowedYes
AccommodationWe have hotel/motel accommodation 3 minutes from the garden.
WeddingsPhotos by arrangement
Plant/Other SalesNo
Guided ToursYes we are happy to show you through the garden.
Function center?No
Winery?No
Other Facilities3/5 mins to Hotel motels . Copthorne, Masterton Motor Lodge, Tullock Lodge, Chardonnay Motor Lodge and several other motels all situated in High Street

There are several vineyards within easy driving distance ie ten minutes.

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The Garden

The Garden is fifteen years old, although some trees and shrubs are a little older. We have a rich loam soil and plants just thrive. So does every seed the birds drop! This is a garden for all seasons, I have tried to have something of interest at all times of the year from winter through to autumn. Magnolias Camellias, Rhododendrons and Roses all do well. Although I do not have a large collection of any one species I try to have a little of most things. I do have a passion for paeonies and they grow well here and flower from late October to early December.

The Gardener

I grew up in Christchurch, the Garden City. I have gardening in my veins and come from a family of passionate gardeners. I can wander round my garden and perfumes will remind me of my childhood, my parents garden and that of my aunts. This is my second garden, my first being at Bideford, a continual struggle with cloggy clay soils, constant gales and the ever battle with those wretched opossums. So after years of struggle I think I deserve this garden. My Husband Ashby attends the lawns, disposes of all the prunings and the rubbish and is an enormous help.
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