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Fishermans Bay Garden is a haven in the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Banks Peninsula coastline. The structure and texture of New Zealand native plants combined with a diverse array of non-native plants are used to create a truly New Zealand ambience. Winding paths and a varied landscape have inspired a garden with many parts including a traditional flower border, extensive perennial and grass plantings, a farm vegetable garden, a fern garden, a shaded stream side valley large areas of native shrubland and a wild exposed rock garden. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Akaroa using our trip planner.
Fishermans Bay Garden reviews
A return visit after 5 years....amazing what has been added in that time. The owners are always in site and love to talk about what they are doing and what is planned! A real joy! more »
Came across the garden by chance and so glad we did. Incredible garden and clearly a labour of love. Amazing panoramic views of the surrounding bays and only 20 minutes from Akaroa. more »
Absolutely stunning!! I actually enjoyed the informality of this place... Adds to the sense of adventure and unexpected delight after you park, and begin exploring. There is a delightful old barn and outdoor table and chair, with tea /coffee and a pitcher of lemon water where you cancan the yourself (with an honesty box for donations) which was very much appreciated. There are fascinating publications in which this garden has been featured available to peruse as you enjoy a beverage. Maps are provided to guide you around the garden, which never cease to delight. Around every corner is another jaw dropping vista or artful sculpture. You are most likely to find the host song what she loves best : gardening. I met both, and they were very friendly and welcoming. I cannot recommend this place highly enough!
Amazing place with great gardens, highly recommend a trip here on a nice day.
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