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Address13a Gracechurch Drive
RegionAuckland - East
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone64 09 273 6911
Contact PersonHeather and Derek Adam
HoursTangmere is only open by appointment. Please phone first.
Garden SizeThe garden is 1 1/2acres so allow up to an hour.
Price$5 per person.
Brochure Available?No
ParkingOff Street parking for cars but not for buses or coaches.
ToiletsYes In house.
Food AvailableWe can provide morning/afternoon teas by prior arrangement.
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingWe have seating around the garden.
PicnicsYes you are welcome to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair AccessYes we are wheel chair friendly.
Dogs AllowedNo dogs thank you.
Children AllowedYes but please supervise them as we have a pond.
AccommodationNo but we are happy to recommend local accommodation
WeddingsIdeal for wedding photography. Phone for a price.
Plant/Other SalesNo
Guided ToursYes Heather is happy to show visitors around the garden.
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesThere are several other gardens on this site in the East Auckland area.
We are 5 minutes from Botany Town Centre.

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The Garden

The 1.5 acre garden which flows over gently sloping land, consists of park like grounds featuring mature trees with the centre-piece a dreamy river birch. Shrubs perennials and roses provide colour in the creation. There is a hint of self sufficiency in the walled vegetable garden and the property's own bee hive.
"Tangmere" is a grand scale cottage garden which reflects Heather's love of the stately English gardens.
Although suburbia surrounds the property, wild life abounds and treats "Tangmere" as a safe haven.
The immaculate lawns contribute largely to the overall well groomed effect, and are maintained by Derek.

The Gardener

Heather credits her maternal grandfather with her love of gardens and gardening. As a little girl she was taken by the hand and had plants flowers and gardening explained in great detail. She trained as a florist but prefers to use her artistic ability in the creation of gardens. Heather believes that gardening is calming and literally 'grounding'. "We're meant to work with the soil, growing plants for survival, and creating beauty around us. It is soothing and satisfying. Human needs have not changed with technology. We need to get back to basics".
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"City of Timaru" (David Austin) and Ornamental Grape
Cryptomeria in Horseshoe Garden
River Birch
Heather in the garden
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