Along Spring Creek

Along Spring Creek Spring Creek, the stream flowing through this region of Marlborough, has a reputation for some of the world’s purest water and is a feature of many of the gardens on this tour. The free-draining alluvial soil provides perfect growing conditions for these romantic and impressive country gardens.

Filoli

Filoli

  • Fiona Patchett

Filoli is a beautiful, extensive, rambling garden full of old-fashioned favourites and treasures not often seen, with a gorgeous mirrored pond and walkway areas. Set amongst vineyards, this country garden is the culmination of forty-three years of planning and planting by a passionate gardening family. Fiona is a well-known Blenheim florist and her garden reflects her talent, knowledge and flair for creating beauty using structures and colours.

Westgrove

Westgrove

  • Pat Jones

Formerly part of Pat’s and her late husband Peter’s mixed cropping farm, these days this garden is surrounded by vineyards. Approached over a bridge that crosses a large pond, the house is now completely at home in its fully established garden. Designed in 2004 by Pat with the help of a friend, it has further matured and developed since it was last on Garden Marlborough’s tour programme several years ago. With its formal courtyard, several water features and stunning views in all directions, Westgrove offers a very warm welcome 

Garden of Gordon & Lorri Taylor

Garden of Gordon & Lorri Taylor

  • Gordon & Lorri Taylor

This rambling country garden is defined by expansive lawns, surrounded by large informal woodland areas featuring mature trees and shrubs. A more formal hedged “secret garden” contains smaller shrubs and perennials. The productive orchard supplies year-round fruit, while the vege area is always a workin-progress! Bounded by the Spring Creek, the garden is an ever-evolving project, with flowers being regarded as a lovely but secondary complement to a peaceful oasis.

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