My home is just that – a spacious, much loved house, combining old and new, antique furniture, original art work, DVD and Broadband internet.
The house is easily accessed from Golden Bay Road via a flat driveway. Central heating and double glazing ensure a warm interior.
Glendaruel garden, a fusion of native and exotic plantings, extends over several levels and melds into the forest , which New Zealanders call ‘the bush’.
The garden has featured in magazines (New Zealand Gardener, Weekend Gardener and My Home and Garden) and in the book, Great Gardens of New Zealand, by Derek Fell.
Birds love it here! Tui, kereru and kaka dispute the treetops.
Tomtits, fantails, parakeets flit in and out. Guests often comment that they have seen more birds in my garden than anywhere else on the island. Introduced birds – blackbird, song thrush, red poll, chaffinch, among others, delight and intrigue bird lovers.