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Above: Two of our growing collection of heritage roses

The Garden

The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind. – Katherine Mansfield, Journal entry

Our heritage garden is full of flowers and plants that were popular during Katherine Mansfield's lifetime. She loved flowers and often mentioned them in her writing. The front garden features a growing collection of French heritage roses, which is particularly appropriate given the time Mansfield spent in France and her final resting place outside of Paris. The back garden is planted with native shrubs and trees to reflect the original landscape.

The garden is cared for by our Head Gardener Frank Jansen and his team from Sunshine Gardening, with input from Joy Bourke of JB Garden Design. If you’re interested in volunteering in garden, we’d love to hear from you.

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden has a special plant sale every year in October. Sign up to our regular e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to be among the first to know the 2020 date.

The garden is listed with the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

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