Fernside’s Gardens offers the opportunity to enjoy one of New Zealand’s oldest and grandest gardens which recently featured in Peter Jackson’s cinematographic trilogy based on J R Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

The Gardens are just 50 minutes from Wellington, in the heart of the South Wairarapa. English in style with a little New Zealand flavour, the gardens are seasonal and feature stunning autumn colours as the grand deciduous trees prepare for winter, a brilliant display of spring flowers and shrubs together with many native bird species and a few Australian immigrants.

Three experienced tour companies organize regular tours of the gardens. Fernside Gardens are not open for casual visits.