Urban Tour

Clever and thoughtfully designed smaller gardens are a feature of this tour. Often brimming with a profusion of luscious foliage and a myriad of spring flowers, this selection of Blenheim’s town gardens provides inspiration aplenty for gardeners wanting to exercise their creative talents on a smaller scale. This is a chance to get behind the hedges and fences and enter a private world of scent and colour.

Garden of Geoff & Robin Robinson

Garden of Geoff & Robin Robinson

New for 2016!
  • Geoffrey & Robin Robinson

This one-year-old garden was dictated by the hard landscaping plan prepared by Robert Watson and Tusha Midgley. The plan was detailed while the new house was still in the conceptual design stage, to ensure the final door and window placement did not compromise indoor outdoor flow. Plants were selected by the owners with assistance from their friend Carolyn Ferraby. The garden boasts a life-size statue and a fountain water feature. While some of the geometric shaping of the planting is still formative there is evidence of what will develop in one or two years’ time.

Garden of Gregg & Jill Tomlinson

Garden of Gregg & Jill Tomlinson

New for 2016!
  • Gregg & Jill Tomlinson

When our century old house was purchased over twenty years ago, we were lucky enough to inherit some beautiful trees. The garden is now well established, with trees and plants at different stages of growth. We have tried to complement the house with plantings as the garden has developed. We have beautiful hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, roses and many other types of flora.
We are continually grateful for the beauty each season brings to the property, with changing colours, shapes and fragrances.

Moritaki

Moritaki

  • Andrea & Peter Forrest

This garden is set at the foot of the Wither Hills and features New Zealand native plants.A waterfall, stream and pond are the main features of our garden, which is designed by a Japanese friend and based on traditional Japanese principles that a garden should reflect nature. The garden is home to many birds and frogs in the summer.

Garden of Brian & Kathy Baxter

Garden of Brian & Kathy Baxter

  • Brian & Kathy Baxter

This hillside garden is home to Marlborough artist Brian Baxter and his wife Kathy. The garden features immaculate buxus hedging, rock walls and terraces overflowing with dramatic colour to complement the fabulous view over Blenheim. Deciduous trees have been artistically positioned and under-planted with a variety of perennials which, along with roses, camellias, hibiscus and proteas, contribute to the year-round appeal of this beautiful Marlborough garden.
Art and plants will be available for purchase here.