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  Omblers' Garden Homestay.

Address255 Upper Junction Rd, Sawyers Bay, Dunedin 9023. We are 10km from the centre of Dunedin.
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone+64 (03) 472 8791
Contact PersonNoelene or Dion
HoursBy arrangement.
Garden Size 2 acres, allow at least1 hour
Price$2 per person, for the Cancer Society
Brochure Available?No
ParkingOn Upper Junction Rd, but disabled people may be driven to the flat area. Phone for directions.
Food AvailableBy arrangement
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingYes we have out door seating and can take large groups.
PicnicsYes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair AccessYes. Please phone for directions
Dogs AllowedNo dogs please.
Children AllowedYes.
AccommodationBed and Breakfast, and dinner by arrangement. Rates $85 double, $50 single, $80 twin.Maximum number of people at one time: 4. Both rooms have heaters, electric blankets and TV, and there is a separate guest bathroom. Dinner by arrangement.
WeddingsYes by arrangement.
Plant/Other SalesWe have a few perennials for sale
Guided ToursYes we are happy to show our visitors around the garden.
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesDriving from north east valley up North Rd towards MT Cargill and down Upper Junction Rd, and returning via the harbourside, makes a beautiful round trip.

Enjoy the springtime festivities at the Dunedin Rhododendron Festival from late October early November. Dates vary each year.

We can arrange walks, tramps, windsurfing and garden visits for you.


The Garden

The Ombler Garden has lots of rhododendrons (a special feature from August to December), roses, beautiful herbaceous plants, vegetable gardens, and exotic and native trees and shrubs for year round colour and interest.

This is a garden to explore. Many paths and steps wind up through woodland gardens to sheltered rock- walled lawn terraces with views of harbour and hills. Mature trees planted on bare pasture land in 1952 shelter the garden.

Early spring ( mid August ) is exciting with thousands of galanthus snow-drops (many varieties) and crocus. Spring bulbs in come throughout September, with many different primulas, fritillarias and trilliums. This is the beginning of a full range of cherry blossoms, magnolias, flowering trees and shrubs and rhododendrons that continue blooming through until Christmas.

The garden has been featured in magazines and on television.

The Gardener

When not gardening, your hosts, Dion, retired business man, windsurfs, and Noelene, goes tramping. They have many other interests that keep them busy.
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October colour
Woodland Rhododendron
Blue rhododendron
Come and stay in quiet, peaceful surroundings, 10km from the centre of Dunedin with views of the harbour and hills, and the sounds of native birds.
In the upper garden
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