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  Atarangi Gardens

Address85 Awanui Rise RD2 Ardmore Papakura.
RegionAuckland - South
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone+64-9-2983238. Mobile 027-2889717 (Wendy)
Contact PersonWendy & Neville Guy
WebsiteTo be established
HoursOpen to groups of 8 or appointment only
Garden Size2 acres
Price$5 donation each
Brochure Available?Yes,
ParkingOn and off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Food AvailableMorning/afternoon tea and lunch by arrangement
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingSeveral seats allow the visitor to enjoy relaxing and looking at features in the different areas
Wheelchair AccessLimited wheelchair access
Dogs AllowedNo
Children AllowedYes (on a lead !!?!) just joking!
Plant/Other SalesNursery closed to the public.
Guided ToursYes, if required.
Function center?No
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The Garden

This garden invites the visitors to wander quietly through many different windows of gardening. There are about 400 roses (which do not get sprayed) .They are intermingled with many perennials,providing a mass of colour amongst the other plantings. We specialise in roses and penstemon's but also have rhododendrons,vireyas,magnolias,natives, native grasses,woodland areas, borders and much, much more. Trees provide lots of shade as you wander down the slope to our pond,with frogs,goldfish, ducks and occasional pukeko's. We are lucky to have tuis all the time now. There is a view worth coming for which one can just sit and enjoy.

There is always something worthwhile seeing during the four seasons.

The Gardener

In 1986, we bought a farm paddock that had cows,grass,gorse and a swampy area and not a single tree. We had big we worked hard in our "own personal gym" developing this garden to become what it is today. We have moved thousands of wheelbarrows to create what you will enjoy when you come. Neville's been the visionary designer and created a relaxing environment which always has more to see round each corner. His favourite place is sitting with a good wine (and of course, Wendy) on the deck overlooking the lush tropical garden. Now that it is mostly developed, Neville makes time for golf and Wendy paints in oils & acrylics. Any fruit in the orchard is also there to be shared.
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The beautiful native wood pigeon likes our native trees.
Tropical garden, front deck
Our sun sets are amazing.
Cosmos as well as other annuals in different seasons
Rose 'Fourth of July'
Tour guide
Canna Lily ' Hot Shot'
Waterlily on the pond
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