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  Folster Gardens & B&B

Address98 Millton Park Road RD1 Invercargill.
RegionSouthland
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Email
Phone03 214 1769 or 027 668 1009
FaxNo
Contact PersonLynne and Trevor Huggins
Websitewww.folstergardens.co.nz
HoursGardens are open by arrangement only.
Garden SizeWe have just over 5 acres, half of which are developing gardens.
Price$5 per person.
Brochure Available?We have a brochure for the B&B
ParkingOff street parking for buses coaches and cars.
ToiletsYes
Food AvailableWe can do morning/afternoon teas by arrangement.
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingOur extensive garden provides many little nooks to sit and rest, perfect for contemplation or reading a book.
PicnicsYes we are happy for you to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair AccessYes our grounds are flat and wheel chair friendly
Dogs AllowedNo thank you as we have farm animals.
Children AllowedYes but please supervise as we have 2 ponds.
AccommodationFolster Gardens is a unique Bed and Breakfast accommodation. You will be spoilt for choice with produce that is either homemade and homegrown, or fresh and locally sourced. Breakfast options include eggs from our hens, bread, bacon, salmon, preserves, muesli, fruit, yogurt and fresh tea or coffee. Evening meals can be made by arrangement or we are just ten minutes from several fine restaurants .The B & B is just 10 minutes from the center of Invercargill, in a semi rural area. Your hosts Lynne and Trev invite you to come and stay with us for a night or two in our well appointed rooms. Bedroom one has a queen sized bed, while bedroom two has a three quarter bed. Both bedrooms share a modern bathroom. We have wireless Internet and Sky TV.
WeddingsPhotos only at the moment. A one of cost of $500 for the use of the grounds.
Plant/Other SalesTrev has an eclectic range of creative garden art for sale. The birds, pigs, bugs etc are all made from recycled garden tools.
Guided ToursYes we are happy to show our visitors around the garden.
Function center?No
Winery?No
Other FacilitiesTudor Park, Marshwood and the Lignite Pit Stop gardens are all within a 10-20 minute drive from us.

Wander around our lovely gardens, feed the chickens and sheep. Curl up with a book in one of outdoor nooks.

Our house is a cosy 1940's bungalow which echoes the art deco era. It is your home away from home when you visit the Deep South.

Invercargill is in an enviable position, located within easy driving distance to all the southern centres. In just 2 ½ hours you can be in Dunedin or Queenstown, or in only 2 hours in Te Anau. It takes only 1 hour to reach the Catlins, forty minutes to Riverton and half an hour to Bluff. Stewart Island is easily reached by ferry (1 hour from Bluff) or plane (20 minutes from Invercargill).

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The Garden

Extensive, Eclectic, Tranquil

We have just over 5 acres, half of which is developing gardens with over 300 roses, perennials, a large vegetable garden and tunnel house. We want the garden to be a restful oasis with plants that touch all your senses at all times of the year.

Our extensive garden provides many little nooks to sit and rest, perfect for contemplation or reading a book.

Our paddocks are home to eleven chickens and two Hokonui Merino rams. Many native birds make use of our garden including wood pigeons, tui's, bellbirds and a white-faced heron.

The Gardener

Your hosts Lynne and Trevor both work in the conservation field and are passionate about the environment. Trevor is a fifth-generation South lander and he’s glad to talk about the region’s history to those who are interested. Lynne is a more recent import having emigrated from England when she was ten. Our children are grown up and we have six grandchildren. Trevor is very creative and makes amazing things out of discarded junk, hence his nickname ‘Weka’. Lynne has a keen interest in craft work particularly patchwork and cloth doll making. We are both avid gardeners.
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These African people raise a few eyes in our garden.
The pond
Formal area
These African people raise a few eyes in our garden.
Trevor is very creative and makes amazing things out of discarded junk, hence his nickname ‘Weka’.
The paeony is Festiva maxima .
The paeony is Coral sunset
Last year I planted approximately 60 tubers.I have ordered another 17 for next season.
Trev has an eclectic range of creative garden art for sale.
Trev finally finished my garden shed.It is made out of recycled materials so looks old.
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