Surrounded by pastureland which gives it
a peaceful rural atmosphere, Greenlaw has been developed from bare
lawn since 1991.
Planned in garden rooms with winding paths
and pergolas, this 0.4 hectare garden is softened with self-seeding
A sunken garden, edged with brick, featuring a sundial and planted
with cream roses and lavender, lends a semi-formal air.
The garden features some 150 old roses,
including favourites such as 'Souvenir de Malmaison' and 'Albertine'
which adorn the house verandah. Spring at Greenlaw is a time of
cherry blossom, bulbs, magnolias and forget-me-nots. The perennials,
roses and daisies take over in summer, then the silver birches and
gleditsia feature in autumn along with tall blue salvias, roses
and perennial lobelias.
Greenlaw is open October to May by arrangement,
and the cost is $3 per person. Luncheons and teas are available
by arrangement, and the nursery has perennials for sale.
Raywin and Wayne Cruickshank
29 Rogan Ave
Telephone: 64 09 420 8951
Fax: 64 09 420 8839