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  Tudor Park Country Stay and Garden

Address21 Lawrence Road, Ryal Bush, Invercargill 9876. Take SH6 out of Invercargill to Queenstown. 3.5 km after the roundabout at Lorneville turn into Branxholme/Makarewa Rd on the left. Travel approx 7 kms to Achison Road on the right [our sign here] 1km right into Lawrence Road and Tudor Park is 1st on the left.
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone+64 3 221 7150
Fax+64 3 221 7150
Contact PersonJoyce Robins.
HoursBy arrangement
Garden SizeSet in 20 acres of the best fertile Southland farmland, the garden extends over three acres. Another acre is used to grow peonies for commercial cut flowers. On the remaining pastures, sheep and lambs graze.
Price$5 per person.
Brochure Available?Yes
ParkingOff street for buses + cars
Food AvailableAvailable by arrangement and includes home-grown, home-made and locally-sourced foods.
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingThere are plenty of seats and arbour's throughout the garden, offering pleasant resting places along the way to enjoy the birds, plants and peace.
Wheelchair AccessIn dry weather
Dogs AllowedNo
Children AllowedYes
AccommodationWelcome to Tudor Park Country Stay and Garden, where guests are offered quality accommodation with private facilities in a peaceful garden setting. Join us and wake to country sounds, walk in the garden or around the property and still be close to all connections.
WeddingsBy arrangement
Plant/Other SalesJoyce also grows flowers for commercial supply, with over 1000 peony plants delivering a stunning annual harvest.
Guided ToursYes
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesCheck this site for other gardens in the area.

Anderson Park Art Gallery

Anderson Park Art Gallery houses one of the country’s best collections of New Zealand art.

Anderson Park was the home of Joyce’s great-grandparents Sir Robert and Lady Anderson. The house, land and surrounding native bush were gifted to the city of Invercargill by Joyce’s grandfather and his brothers and sisters.

Southland offers some of the world’s best brown trout fishing rivers and an abundance of native bird life on the river edges and along the coast, with walking tracks in many of these areas and forests. The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, including the Percy Burn Viaduct, is one of the best long walks in the area with a variety of access options including jet boat and helicopter.

New Zealand’s southernmost city, Invercargill, is just 20 minutes away. Fly or take the boat to Stewart Island. Drive to or connect to tours for Fiordland, Te Anau or Queenstown. The Southern Scenic Route, linking Dunedin and Fiordland via the petrified fossil forests and grandeur of the Catlins and Western Southland coast, is close by.


The Garden

The garden at Tudor Park makes your visit something special. Including many different areas and plantings, the garden is a ‘must visit’ by individual gardeners and groups from around the world as well as local.

Around the house are more structured areas, which give the opportunity to grow special plants that can be viewed and enjoyed from the house.

The aim has always been to use the site to the best advantage. With this in mind the Long Walk has been developed through two very large pergolas, creating a vista down the main axis of the garden and drawing the eye to the open landscape beyond.

A large pond, originally used for recreational shooting, has been adapted to accommodate many choice bog and water plants. This area is an ongoing challenge to Joyce, with a dell currently under development.

The Rondel encloses a collection of Old Shrub roses within a Hornbeam hedge. A canal leads you to another rondel where a sundial, the first prize from a regional garden competition, is surrounded by a Prunus lusitanica hedge.

The Gardener

Joyce Robins welcome you to Tudor Park. She enjoys sharing her home and garden with guests, and her holidays and working trips in New Zealand and around the world mean she appreciates the needs of travellers. Gardening and farming played a major part in John and Joyce’s lives. Sadly we lost John in 2010. He was very proud of Tudor Park and a great support in the garden. Since moving to Tudor Park they have greatly extended and developed the garden. Joyce is an avid gardener/plants woman and John enjoyed building the structures which define the garden, including two nine-pillar pergolas, a belvedere, arbour's and two oversized farm gates. Having been a Past President of Heritage Roses New Zealand, Joyce has a special interest in Old Roses. This is reflected in the garden but she enjoys using all plants to create year-round interest.
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The house at Tudor Park complimented by the garden.
The Rondel
Looking down the long walk
The woodland
Lemon Lodge Rhododendrons at back of Pond
A Bridge to watch the fish from
The Perenial Border
Red Trilliums
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