Everything horticultural in New Zealand is on a grand scale, all set in breathtaking landscapes. From Auckland to Christchurch you will explore a selection of hand picked gardens with a range of settings, visit galleries and learn about NZ viticulture.
After Gibbs Farm, an exciting private sculpture park, the highlight will be the newly discovered Taranaki Garden Festival. Dominated by Mt Taranaki and surrounded by lush farmland, New Plymouth is a port city with a bubbling arts scene and some fabulous cafes. On tour we meet many garden owners who generously welcome us into their houses. In Wellington the excellent Te Papa Museum gives historical background, before taking the ferry to Picton, South Island. Vineyards and stunning gardens, then the west coast and a change of scene. Experience the natural flora, pancake rocks and wildlife before heading to Christchurch and its innovative city plans, where massive trees abound.
New Zealand - so close yet so wonderfully different.
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