Our Guide

I enjoy sharing stories or knowledge, showing details or perspectives thereby connecting guests to the gardens we visit.


Passionate about gardens, Florence shares their wisdom and beauty

Long term Wanaka resident well-known for her community involvement, Florence Micoud has a long experience and knowledge of gardening. For seven years, she worked as information manager for a French leading organic gardening company, producing a substantial magazine, publishing books and operating the visitor centre Terre Vivante. Florence led many guided tours at this centre featuring stunning gardens, eco-building, renewable energy and sustainable opportunities. 

Florence has enjoyed gardening since her childhood, with her Dad showing how to care for plants and Mum teaching how to use them. Over the years, she’s created several veggie gardens in the various properties she has lived in with her family. She now has the joy of residing in Namaste Park which is included in many of the garden tours on offer.

Her deep interest in and love for nature, trees, birds and plants all converge in gardens. The idea of a garden tour for local and national visitors came from the deep joy she experienced in visiting stunning local gardens in Wanaka.