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The Garden

Joyce welcomes you to Tudor Park and its environment of home, a large country garden and twenty acres of farmland.

The garden at Tudor Park makes your visit something special. It is a ‘must see’ by individual gardeners and groups from around the world as well as local ( by arrangement ). Created by Joyce and her late husband John together over the last 17 years, the garden includes many different areas, plantings and features. Around the house are the more structured areas, which give the opportunity to grow special plants that can be viewed and enjoyed from within the house.

The aim has always been to use the site to the best advantage. With this in mind the Long Walk has been developed through the creation of two large pergolas, each of which is eight uprights long, creating a vista down the main axis of the garden and drawing the eye to the open landscape beyond. John marked out the original layout and was dedicated to building the many arbours, bridges, pergolas and seats - all of which define the garden and its many spaces.

The rondel encloses a collection of Old Shrub roses within a hornbeam hedge. A canal leads you to another rondel where a sundial, the first prize from a regional garden competition, is surrounded by a Prunus lusitanica hedge. A large pond, originally used for recreational shooting, has been adapted to accommodate many choice bog and water plants.

There are seats and arbours throughout the garden, offering pleasant resting places along the way to enjoy the birds, plants and peace.


The garden in the press

Tudor Park Garden is listed in the NZ Gardens Trust Guide  and in Southland Gardens To Visit. In 2013, the New Zealand Gardens Trust awarded Tudor Park their four-star Garden of Significance status.

Tudor Park has been featured in NZ Gardener (April 2013), NZ House & Garden (Sept 2010), Weekend Gardener (Jan 2005, Jan 2006), and Your Home & Garden (Jan 2002).





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Tudor Park

21 Lawrence Road

Ryal Bush


New Zealand

Ph: +64 (0) 3 221 7150                  Fax: +64 (0) 3 221 7150

Email:  tudorparksouth@hotmail.com


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