The garden has been created since 2014 to provide year round interest from the first English snowdrops (Galanthus) in July through to the dahlias, asters and other perennials flowering until the first frosts in May.
Our property, Stoneycrop, is a 3600m2 garden featuring rhododendrons, deciduous azaleas, camellias, cornus, maples, magnolias, viburnums, roses underplanted with hostas, paeonies, irises, geraniums, lilies, dahlias, asters and a wide variety of perennials. Other features include raised vegetable garden, alpine rockery, obelisks, garden sculpture, rill and fountain courtyard.
The garden has been designed by us as an accessible garden and is wheelchair friendly. The plan for the garden was created by renowned Christchurch landscape architect, Robert Watson.
Helen won the Gardena NZ Gardener of the Year competition in 2015 acknowledging her work in bringing to fruition Brian and Helen's joint vision for the garden following Brian losing his legs in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake.
Although a young garden there is plenty of interest for the plantsperson or just to enjoy the 200+ rhododendrons and over 1200 other different trees and plants with numerous places to sit and absorb the restful garden. Accessible toilet available. Plant stall available at gate at 211 Halkett Road.
Phone: 027 670 8114 (Helen) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please phone to arrange visit. $10 per person.
Morning or afternoon tea for groups by arrangement @ additional $5 per person.