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  • Canterbury's Flaxmere Garden through the seasons

    One year ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Summer: the rose garden is planted in blocks of red, pink, yellow, white and purple around the sundial.
    Drought, ferocious winds and extreme temperatures aren't ideal conditions in which to create a garden. half a century after Penny Zino started Flaxmere, the work on this award-winning property is still not over.
    Words: Grant Mangin Photos: Juliet Nicholas
    Penny Zino isn't quickly reduced to tears, yet some days in her Garden of National Significance can be a challenge. One late-winter morning, just eight weeks before she was due to greet 2000 visitors (Flaxmere is annual host to the...
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