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Trotts Garden

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Well run garden with friendly staff

Try and visit when the rhododendrons are flowering - they were Mr Trott's speciality. The gardens... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand
This is an absolute gem (seems to be ‘the best kept secret’

OMG this place is awesome! The garden is in Ashburton about 80 km south of ChCh, This registered... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2018
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371 Racecourse Road | Rd 6, Ashburton 7776, New Zealand
+64 3-308 9530
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting walking around the garden with all different areas. Comparable to otherswe have seen in Uk, except different, possibly a more modern version. One thing did miss seeing a walled garden!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Try and visit when the rhododendrons are flowering - they were Mr Trott's speciality. The gardens are also filled with many other interesting shrubs, flowers and trees which provide interest at other times of the year.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annandhim
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My wife and I call in here on our way south from Christchurch, following online recommendations, but we are disappointed. There is no café, and no eftpos facility. There is a chapel on the property, but it is closed for our visit. There are four...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We attended a wedding here and the grounds were quite impressive and orderly. Recommend this location to anyone. Beautifully maintained grounds.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dragostesun
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

OMG this place is awesome! The garden is in Ashburton about 80 km south of ChCh, This registered Garden of International Significance. Only (I believe) 1 of 3 in NZ. What I know for sure is that it’s the only TRUE Knot Garden in Australasia...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank GRL1951
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Was amazing. Well worth a look, early spring would be amazing with the rhododendron s in flower. The knot garden is so well done

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank AussielovesBali
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Set on 7 acres this garden was established in 1984. It has a glorious variety of herbaceous borders and includes an incredible example of a knot garden. Enjoy a couple of hours absorbing the obvious compassion that went into creating this outstanding display

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pierre664
Reviewed 27 February 2017

wonderful place to visit. Fabulous garden and venue. Was there for a wedding and it was amazing. .Would certainly recommend

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Jude312
owlcath, Owner at Trotts Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thankyou Jude Much appreciated Glad you had a great day here

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had a couple of relaxing hours being amazed at the wonder of just what can be grown to create such beauty by such dedicated gardeners.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Tonyandrina
owlcath, Owner at Trotts Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

We like to give our visitors an experience to remember our garden Thankyou

Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Having last visited this garden in January 2015 there have been a number of social changes and improvements as per last time the standard of maintenance is exemplary. The overall layout remains the same brilliant presentation of different styles and designs. Most of the work...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Adamthegardener
owlcath, Owner at Trotts Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2017

Thanks for your kind words and glad you enjoyed your experience Alan

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