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The gardens of Greenhaugh: A trip to England inspired this glorious garden just outside of Palmerston North

6 days ago   |   By NZ Life & Leisure

The Cornus kousa took many years to flower, but each year since it has provided a magnificent spectacle.
Nature gets away with quite a bit in this otherwise formal country garden.
Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Mike Heydon
“There was a little green china frog in the middle of my grandmother's garden,” says Lynne Atkins, recalling a long-ago garden in Ōtaki. “Pansies, snapdragons and violets circled the frog, and there were tiny dianthuses around the edge.”
Lynne's recall of this garden is precise. She remembers her grandfather's half-acre of flower gardens and the carnations, named ‘Ōtaki...
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