Rural Attractions to Visit
Home Garden Search Add your Garden Garden Map News Links Contact
<< View all Gardens.


Address914 Napier Rd, R D 10, Palmerston North. From Palmerston North, take SH 3 northwards. Continue past 100km sign for 6.5km to garden on right; Greenhaugh signpost at gate.
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone+ 64-6-357 3878
Fax+ 64-6-357 3868
Contact PersonLynne Atkins
HoursAll year, Monday to Friday; weekends by arrangement
Garden SizeLarge - 2ha (5 acres) allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
Price$5 per adult
Brochure Available?Will be soon
ParkingOff street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Food AvailableNo however there are cafes in the area
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
PicnicsYes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedNo dogs thank you.
Children AllowedPlease supervision as we have water areas.
Plant/Other SalesNursery plants for sale on site from our own collection.
Guided ToursBy appointment
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesCross the little black bridge to visit Jacob the Donkey and in the Spring you may get to feed a lamb.
Cafes, the Manawatu Gorge walk and windmills nearby.


The Garden

Greenhaugh Gardens surround a colonial homestead built in 1874. A background of mature trees including horse chestnut, gingko, liquid amber, linden and copper beech frame five acres of expansive gardens. Nearer the house box hedges curb the romantic exuberance of Austin and old roses, perennials and self-seeding annuals. The pergola, clad with wisteria, rambling roses and clematis leads through a profusion of colourful bearded iris and lilies to the 'creek bed' and Mediterranean gardens. Here, shell rock paths meander through gay drifts of poppies, achilles and geranium. Wooden bridges cross the ponds which are edged with ladies mantle, euphorbia and towering grasses. Beyond lies the calm of the treed areas.
Greenhaugh changes with the seasons. Late winter, the first snowdrops herald the imminent spring profusion of Hellebore, trillium, primula, crocus and scilla. daffodils, many planted in the 1940's, light up the gardens followed by an explosion of roses, clematis and bearded iris. Midsummer, gentler swathes of alstroemerias, thalictrum, monarda, penstemon and shasta crowd the beds before the final riot of salvia, anemone japonica and michaelmas.
In the shelter of the house giant taro thrives; also cannas, banana and crinum.
The filtered woodland is home to arisaema, cimifuga, rodgersias and a kaleidoscope of clivia.
These plants and many more can be found for sale in the Nursery.

The Gardener

I began gardening in earnest at Greenhaugh in the early 80's when my youngest child started school. This coincided with a visit to Britain and Sissinghurst. Over the next few years the garden grew from my parents-in-law's half acre to five acres. With the assistance of two local gardeners - Janet Wilson and Colin Mahy- now firm friends, Greenhaugh evolved. Many other hands have helped over the years, all leaving their mark. Our three children earned pocket money mowing lawns and doing the edges. My husband has the eye for creating terraces and fluid garden shapes. I know the plants and fill the canvas with colour.
Click on any image below to enlarge
© Gardens to Visit 2010. Auckland Web Designers
Free PageRank Checker