(Previously EXQUISITE BLOOMS)
Paeony Flower & Tuber Sales
Potted Plants, Native Nursery and Traditional Vegetables & Rongoa Māori (Natural remedies).
Our new look gardens will be OPEN to the public to visit during flowering this November and December.
Paeony flower season is from middle of November to middle December – OPEN from 9am to 3pm weather permitting
Peony Tubers are dug from the middle of March to early April.
ORDERS TAKEN all year round – ONLINE SHOP IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Our North Otago property is situated at Waianakarua, midway between Herbert and Hampden, just off State Highway 1, on Bluff Hills Road.
We grow on very fertile soils, nestled between the mountains and the sea which gives quite a cool but mild climate. This makes for perfect growing conditions for Peonies and they grow tall, straight and magnificent. This, combined with our long summer days also blesses us with wonderful conditions to grow vegetables and fruit organically.
The garden is a little over half an acre with species and ornamental trees, Camellias, Magnolias, box hedges and a large perennial border.
Treasures like self seeding patches of Trillium, Tree Pæony, Perennial Clematis, Toad Lily and Baptissia can be found. There are also collections of Geums, Campanula, Lamium, Potentilla, species Geraniums and many less common perennials
The large paddock of herbaceous Paeony is a treat to see when in bloom. One block has a thousand plants of white Shirley Temple while the second block has over two thousand plants made up of 26 different varieties of red, pink and whites. You can walk through the flowers and see the differences between the singles, doubles, bombs and blouses. Be sure to bring your camera!
Flowers are always available to purchase duing this time and a sleeved bunch consisting of 5 stems costs $5. The flowers in the bunch can be all the same colour or a mixture of whatever you choose.
Visitors to the garden are welcome any time of the year, whether it is a few in a car or a bus load. There is no charge to visit our garden. Just get in touch first to ensure that someone is home if it is not during the Paeony season. We happily supply hot water for a cuppa and there are lovely spots to have a picnic lunch.
Native birds, including Tui, Korimako (Bellbird), warblers and fantails, are resident in the gardens and often sing their thanks for the sugar water.
The property is wheel chair friendly and for those who find walking long distances a problem, vehicles can be driven right up to the Pæony on request. There is ample parking and easy turning, even for large buses.