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  'Maranoa Garden & Farm Stay

Address41 Mangapipi Road West, R.D. 10, REWA, 4780
Privately owned or publicPrivate
PhonePh/Fax: 06 328 6778; 0800 081 362
Fax06 328 6778
Contact PersonHoward & Marice McGrath
HoursBy appointment only.
Garden Size4-6 acres Mature & developing
Brochure Available?Yes
ParkingBus/Coach parking/car parking
Food AvailableLunches/Refreshments by prior arrangement
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedYes on leash
Children AllowedYes under supervision - welcome
Accommodation2 Rooms- 1 Queen B/rm, 1 twin beds B/rm. Guests share bathroom
WeddingsWould consider any request
Plant/Other SalesYes
Guided ToursYes
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesCheck for details of the other side of our business.
Close to other Open Gardens of Manawatu and Rangitikei, River Activities ( ie. Gravity Canyon, Taihape) Rangitira Golf Course -A course on 3 levels with a lift and expansive views. One hour from Ski Fields.


The Garden

The homestead at Maranoa was built in the 1880s and many of the beautiful old trees forming the backdrop to the garden date from that time. We have been steadily developing the garden to compliment our recently renovated lovely old home, in its setting of expansive lawns and rural views over the Rangitikei River Valley.
Old and new combine in a developing garden of herbaceous borders, rare and interesting trees and shrubs.
A double avenue of white beam (Sorbus aaria 'Lutescens'),lines up a distant view of Mt.Ruapehu in one direction and at right angles, an old farm building.

The Gardener

Howard and Marice own a bull farm with three dogs - Sue the Working lass, Jake the" water and bird" dog, and Belle a 'Jumping Jack' Foxy. We have a fascination for trees and love trying to grow anything rare and unusual with mixed results! The Garden keeps us busy but we welcome visitors and enjoy showing them around, or leave them to wander at leisure. A very tranquil setting with many native birds amongst the trees to give you a dawn chorus!
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Home garden
Patio view
Autumn trees
Drive sentinels
Wanganui Brass Band marching down our avenue.
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