Roses start the summer show

While stunning Wanaka spring bloom is over, early summer spoils garden lovers with an abundance of colours and perfumes. Roses are blossoming, abundantly! We marvel at their delicate and varied hues and shapes, We look for their often romantic names,We play at describing their scents, We wonder why they have thorns… We admire many otherContinue reading “Roses start the summer show”

Awe Walk in Wanaka Parks

On a beautiful balmy Saturday morning, we set out on our first Arboretum tour which was an absolute joy. When is the last time you spent hours observing nature’s mighty creations that trees offer us? We did on Saturday and it left us in blissful awe! So much diversity of shapes, colours, strategies to thriveContinue reading “Awe Walk in Wanaka Parks”

Arboretum Tour Saturday 24th October 9.30

If you love trees, don’t miss this unique experience! You will get to visit two large private parks planted extensively with varied, rare and old trees. Our tree specialist will guide this tour helping us to learn how to recognize trees, observe their reproductive strategies as we admire their variety, shapes and colours. Immerse yourselfContinue reading “Arboretum Tour Saturday 24th October 9.30”

Arboretum Tour on Labour Weekend

You’ll never look at a tree the same way again! Along with regular Garden tours every Friday and Sunday, Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka will run the first Specialty tour, during Labour weekend, on Saturday 24th October. We’ll visit two arboretums in the Wanaka area with the knowledgeable and passionate tree advocate Carolyn Shwarz. We’ll seeContinue reading “Arboretum Tour on Labour Weekend”

Introducing Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka tours

Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka commence their new tourist venture this weekend enticing gardeners and nature-lovers alike to share the passion of some of the most dedicated and inspiring gardeners in the Wanaka Lakes District. Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka take guests every Friday and Sunday on a half-day tour visit to four different outstanding private gardens. Our toursContinue reading “Introducing Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka tours”

Calling for owners of beautiful gardens in Upper Clutha

Starting in spring and running to the end of Otagos’ flamboyant autumn, Beautiful Gardens of Wanaka will be offering guided narrative tours, to a maximum of 7 visitors per group, viewing 4 selected private gardens on a half-day tour.  This will create an inspiring visual and sensory experience, connecting people with nature while adding valueContinue reading “Calling for owners of beautiful gardens in Upper Clutha”

Introducing our Guide

Well-known for her community involvement for many things sustainable, 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 center,  Terre Vivante. Florence led many guided tours at this centreContinue reading “Introducing our Guide”