The Wairarapa region has a reputation for distinctive and unique gardens.

Green fingers will enjoy Carterton’s grand Richmond Gardens, designated a ‘Garden of International Significance’. A formal garden inspired by 16th and 17th century Italy, Richmond Gardens are known for their beautiful straight lines, water and symmetry. There’s also the highly original Assisi Garden that features spectacular views over the Wairarapa landscape, the Dursley Garden – full of hundreds of lilies – and the fragrant Hauiti Lavendar Garden.