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Address: 139 Old Tai Tapu Road | Halswell, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Peter robb

Wonderful garden and lovely staff who were very informative Beautiful plants and next time we will take a picnic to enjoy the ambiance and gardens Well worth a visit

Reviewed 21 February 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful garden and lovely staff who were very informative Beautiful plants and next time we will take a picnic to enjoy the ambiance and gardens Well worth a visit

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Margaret139159, Owner at Frensham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your thoughts Peter. We try very hard to make the iverall experience memorable for our guests. We look forward to your return. More 

Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

I got the impression through having to book and finding the place hidden away, that it is almost secret. That's GREAT. I feel this place survives on "quality" rather than quantity of visitors. It is pleasant, especially on a fine day, and we were shown around the garden rather than left to wander which we could do after the tour.... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Ron & Margaret Long’s wonderful country garden “Frensham”, (named after the red rose, which was her father’s favourite,) at Tai Tapu, a short drive from Christchurch, is at the end of a lovely tree lined lane. The house and garden are nestled under the lee of the hillside, with well planted wind breaks. To me the garden has elements of... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

After arriving in Christchurch in 2013 to stay with my family and being a professional gardener, I looked for gardens to visit. I found Frensham and could not resist a second visit this year at a slightly later time. I was not disappointed. The added attraction is the welcome given to visitors by Margaret Long, a knowledgeable and passionate owner/gardener... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Our visit to Frensham exceeded expectations. Margaret is a very knowledgeable and gracious host and having the opportunity to purchase plants seen in the garden was a real bonus. The long tree lined driveway only vaguely hints at the varied gardens hidden from view as you approach the house. The fabulously large pittosporum balls, the living trellis and the "garden... More 

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