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35. Merleswood

597 Beaconsfield Rd, Stratford, 4332

Merleswood, 6kms east of Stratford, is a magnificent garden with an abundance of rhododendrons, camellias, maples, oaks and elm trees. The gardens and pathways are filled with hostas, azaleas, spring bulbs and cottage plants. Rugosas, lavender, standard roses, wisteria, a hidden garden with stream are a haven for blackbirds, thrushes, fantails and tui. These are just some of the highlights of this 115-year-old property.

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