For nearly 40 years my husband Les and I have lived and gardened at Greenhaugh. The house was built in 1874. My parents-in-law previously lived here and we shifted into a lovely half acre garden. It is now five acres and bursting with Heritage and Austin Roses, bearded Iris, glorious Lilies, drifts of assorted Allium and many many other (often rare and hard to obtain) bulbs, perennials and self- seeding annuals.
In 2013 Greenhaugh was designated a Garden of National Significance by The New Zealand Gardens Trust. For more than 26 years Janet Wilson and Colin Mahy have combined their various and special talents to build and care for the garden, this accreditation being testament to their years of dedication and hard work. Viv McGlynn with her knowledge and experience rejoined us more than five years ago and more recently Lisa Taylor. Their enthusiasm and willingness assists in maintaining the high standard of the garden and the Plant Nursery.