Ten beautiful gardens were visited in 2018. Ticket holders were issued with a wristband and map to visit the 10 stunning gardens that Cambridge had to offer. They were also given an opportunity to meet the owners and creators of each garden and find out more about their design history and inspiration.
See the gardens in 2018 below:
3 Boulton Place, Norfolk Downs
Artwork brings structure and form to this artistically designed garden. From road frontage to rear garden the mature plantings and hedging of topiary is often admired from the street. You will love its artist flare at every corner and space around their home leaving you in a happy space and with lots of garden ideas.
7 Cotter Place, 'Twin Oaks'
A colourful display of roses and flowering perennials grow around the boundaries and fringe the house. Collections of pots and art pieces form interest points in this varied garden. A nice contract to clipped hedges and more formal design. An ever changing colour palate throughout the seasons.
20 Baxter Michael Crescent, St Kilda
Creative spaces curve around the driveway, patios and road frontage. The block planted single species give maximum show all year round, a perfect display of texture and colour. The gardens compliment the Wetland Reserve in the St Kilda subdivision. A new garden well established in a short time frame.
21 Baxter Michael Crescent, St Kilda
Clipped hedges surround the garden spaces, topiary trees and star jasmine fill the spaces around the home. Sculptures and large wire balls add structural shapes to contrast the greenery. Raised gardens feed the family with vegetables and herbs. A new home with established gardens.
26 Ihimaera Terrace, 'River Gardens'
Modern and structured planting surround this modern home overlooking the valley to Cambridge. The planted terraced bank provides ground cover and stability. Lots of different shapes from plants and trees makes this garden interesting while providing practical options for sloping sections.
26 Queen Street
Peeping down the driveway this beautiful garden of shrubs and specimen trees surround this pretty character home. Hidden behind the front fence and trees there is restful spaces amongst dahlias and plants from yesteryear. Enjoy the enchanted garden.
28 Goldsmith Street
A large town garden featuring natural branch structures and form framing colourful gardens with irises, perennials, pots and topiary. A delight to wonder through the pathways featuring interesting textures throughout this wonderful garden.
97 Wells Place, RD1
Jan and Bill have developed this country garden known for its 150 varieties of Hydrangeas while they have created a wonderful array of outdoor spaces with wondering pathways past arbours, obelisks and colourful pots. A delight at every turn, a paradise for birds and garden lovers alike. A place to refresh your spirit and calm your mind.
1012 Kaipaki Road, Kaipaki
Moving to Cambridge from the Tairua coastline provided different challenges for these enthusiastic gardeners. Sweeping lawns are enhanced by wide sculptured boarder gardens with colourful mass plantings under mature trees. Each season brings different colour palates while numerous raised vege garden beds feed family, friends and lucky hens. Take your time exploring this wonderful garden, there’s lots to see.
12 Williams Street, Cambridge East
Gardens, Terrace Pots, Garden Art. Shirley moved in two years ago and the 1960’s make over began.
The garden was two trees and a few sticks, so mature hedging and magnolias were planted. This winter the borders were added leaving plenty of room for children to play.