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Garden Tours and visits are welcome at Loch Leven Garden and Nursery.  Our garden has been created over the last 28 years, with many changes being made along the way.  The best months to visit the garden are from early October through until late March.Garden clubs, groups and indivduals are welcome. The garden is open by appointment.  Bookings are essential for morning and afternoon teas and lunches. Price on application.

Loch Leven is a large country garden with formal plantings of hedges by the house for structure and formality. The borders are mixed with deciduous shrubs, rhododenrons, roses, peonies and perennials.  Natives are planted on a norwest fence line to add shelter and interest. Trees  add a park like effect to the large lawn area.

During October Rhododenrons and viburnums make a great display. November sees roses and perennials adding colour as well as peonies. The many hedges throughout the garden add structure especially through winter months they are evergreen and give the garden definition. 

Check out my page on Hurunui Gardens, here is the link.https://countrygardentours.co.nz/lochleven/


Garden Details

714 Rotherham Road South
Culverden R D 1
North Canterbury 7391

Directions from Christchurch Head north on state highway 1 until Waipara, turn left onto State Highway 7 towards Hanmer Springs. Drive through Culverden, approximately 2km north of Culverden, turn to the right signposted ‘Rotherham’, ‘Waiau’, ‘Kaikoura’. We are 7.14kms from here on the right.
From Hanmer Springs Take the road towards Culverden, turn left at Mouse Point corner onto Flintofts Road, turn left onto Rotherham Road South, we are approximately 2km on the right hand side.

Phone: 03 315 6408 or 027 220 5186
Contact person: Doreen Dryden
Hours: Loch Leven garden and nursery is open by appointment all year round
Price: $10.00 per person to view garden
Parking:  Down the drive past the house, beside the nursery. Large groups and on open days, (follow signs) park in the paddock to the left in front of the garden and come through the wrought iron gate into the garden
Toilet: Available if urgent. Public toilets available in both Culverden and Waiau townships, please use prior to coming to visit.
Morning/Afternoon Teas/Lunches: Available for groups of 10 or more, prior bookings essential.
Seating: There are plenty of seating areas for you to relax and enjoy the garden
Children: Yes, we love to see children visiting and enjoying our garden under supervision.
Picnics: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Weddings: Enquiries welcome. Best time of year November through until late December.
Accommodation: Culverden Court Motels, Main Road, Culverden phone 03 315 8350


T: 03 315 6408
M: 027 2205186


"Hi Doreen. Apologies for not emailing sooner - I should have let you know that all the plants arrived last week, all safe and sound. Many thanks for your great product and service. Best regards, David. "
David Simpson, Blenheim