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Manawatu's fertile soil and rural landscapes are home to a number of tranquil, beautiful gardens.

For bushwalks and birdsong, head to Manawatu's Songbird Gardens in beautiful Pohingina Valley. Known for its glorious sunsets and tranquil setting, this garden offers the perfect place for relaxing, photography, and picnics - and are particularly colorful in Spring. The Fragrant Garden celebrates useful and fragrant plants; while The Ridges is known for its variety of unusual plants. For lovers of lavendar, don't miss Piazza Verde - where you'll find fields of vibrant purple, as well as passionate owners who love to share their knowledge.

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