Last weekend I visited Broadfield Garden on Selwyn Road and it rained rather a lot. There was a market day on at the garden, but I was far more interested in exploring the garden. Except I got rather wet as I didn’t pack an umbrella. So I was determined to get back to the garden during Spring and on a sunny day.
Luckily the rain we’ve been having a lot of cleared on Saturday, so we ventured out to the garden for good look around.
The garden planting commenced in 1993 and there has been an emphasis on growing New Zealand natives. The stunning hedges that create the lines of the garden are Totara as they are slow growing (need only one cut a year) and evergreen.
Formal hedges with Totara.
The view from the viewing mound.
The garden is open to the public on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is located at 250 Selwyn Road, Weedons, Christchurch