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  Greenlaw Garden & Bed & Breakfast.

Address29 Rogan Ave, Helensville, Check web site for map.
RegionAuckland - North
Privately owned or publicPrivate
Phone64 09 420 8951
Fax64 09 420 8839
Contact PersonRaywin and Wayne Cruickshank
HoursGreenlaw is open October to May by arrangement,
Garden SizeThere's more than an acre of semi-formal and cottage gardens, allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
Price$4 per person.
Brochure Available?Available soon
ParkingYes off street parking for buses coaches and cars
Food AvailableLuncheons and teas are available by arrangement. Greenlaw caters for groups from 2-20 for lunch or dinner by arrangement.
Cafe/Restaurant available?No
SeatingWe have plenty of seating throughout garden for visitors to stop and contemplate the view or just rest
Wheelchair AccessYes
Dogs AllowedNo dogs unless they are on a lead.
Children AllowedChildren are allowed under parental supervision
AccommodationGreenlaw Bed and Breakfast is a large two-storey historic home which has recently been redecorated. It overlooks the Kaipara River and farmland to the west, and to the northeast the town of Helensville.
WeddingsYes by arrangement.
Plant/Other SalesArt work for sale by Raywin, we also have on display and for sale artworks by local Argentinean artist Mrs Leda Daniel. .
Guided ToursYes
Function center?No
Other FacilitiesWith Helenvsille township just two minutes away, Greenlaw is very handy to cafes, shops, bars, and the other attractions of this interesting and historic area.

Which range from peaceful garden visits to heart-stopping sky diving, insightful museum visits to horse trekking along stunning beaches. There are cruises, natural hot pools, golf, tours, and walks.


The Garden

Surrounded by pastureland which gives it a peaceful rural atmosphere, Greenlaw has been developed from bare lawn since 1991.

Planned in garden rooms with winding paths and pergolas, this garden is softened with self-seeding flower beds a sunken garden, edged with brick, featuring a sundial and planted with cream roses and lavender, lends a semi-formal air.

The garden features some
150 old roses, including favourites such as 'Souvenir de Malmaison' and 'Albertine' which adorn the house verandah. Spring at Greenlaw is a time of cherry blossom, bulbs, magnolias and forget-me-not's. The perennials, roses and daisies take over in summer, then the silver birches and gleditsia feature in autumn along with tall blue salvias, roses and perennial lobelias.

The Gardener

Your hosts, Raywin and Wayne, are extensively travelled and really enjoy meeting new people and sharing their knowledge of the Helensville area and New Zealand in general. Pet lovers will be pleased to meet the family dogs - black labrador Suzi and miniature dachshund Mindy. Wayne has been involved in farming most of his life. Their hobbies include walking, cinema, fishing and spending time with their daughters and grand children.
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