Barewood Garden
Barewood Garden
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140 Barewood Road, Seddon 7285 New Zealand
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Pat P
Richmond Hill, GA132 contributions
Couples
My husband and I took a cruise to Australia and New Zealand and Barewood Garden was an excursion that we selected through the cruise line. This was probably the most enjoyable excursion that we have ever taken. I won't go into details that probably are not included with just a trip to the Garden, but I will tell you that your host will make you feel like you are the center of the universe. We had a luncheon that was served inside the house, but the seating was in the garden and it was just stunning. I must say if I was looking for a destination wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower this would be the place. The grounds are so beautiful and a site to behold- almost to lovely for words. We are so happy that we choose this place. We went in April and the weather was just the best ever and a trip that we will never forget.
Written July 4, 2016
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Donald M
Naples, FL1,180 contributions
Family
We knew we were going to see some sheep but didn’t have any idea that we would watch the dogs round up the sheep and move them around the grounds, over 300 according to the owner. The roundup was very cool but watching them shear one of the sheep was a first time experience. The sheep are quite large and the “Shearer” handled them like they weighed almost nothing. The wool felt cool as did the sheep’s skin after being sheared. Now that was a lot of activity, but we were just getting started.

We walked up the small path toward the home, where the owner had lived his whole life. It was the house he grew up in and he’d taken it over from his parents. The garden in the back of the house was beautiful. The food they served with our tea was awesome. Very tasty shortbread, little sweet muffin-type things and the best bread with butter and orange slices. I wish I’d taken another slice!

Then you can go and visit a small cottage (summerhouse) which would be a romantic place to stay with it’s own little pond. Then we saw the garden (Potager) with beautiful flowers and fruits and veggies. Very impressive and quite beautiful.

There are many things to do in Blenheim but this was a nice break from the Wineries. It was a calming place and fun to meet some of the locals.
Written December 7, 2019
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Cathie P
Westlake Village, CA802 contributions
Friends
During our Private Tauck Guided tour, we had the Terrific opportunity to visit Barewood Farms near Belham, New Zealand! A adventure of a lifetime! We experienced life on a working Sheep Farm, a Sheep Shearing Exhibition & a Lovely Tea Reception at the Family home! Absolutely Delightful & Charming!!!
Written July 22, 2019
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Jody G
West Chesterfield, NH544 contributions
Couples
What a lovely afternoon we enjoyed here, learning about sheep farming and seeing the amazing gardens in bloom. We also had an excellent lunch with some of the food served from the gardens on the property.
Written April 14, 2019
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101NDtraveler
Anchorage, AK41 contributions
Friends
We went to this garden and FRan thru a tour on Holland America. The sheep farm experience was fun with a herder showing how whistle and dogs control hundreds of sheep. We got to it from Pichon. Then we had a lovely luncheon prepared by the owners wife and friends that was wonderful. Her gardens are beautiful even in fall with a great variety of blooming flowers intermingled artistically with fruits and vegetables.
If you aren't on a tour you could drive it easily from Picton. This is a must. Call ahead for reservations 64-3-575-7432
Written March 22, 2018
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vickie s
Brunswick, GA563 contributions
Couples
We stopped here as part of a tour from our cruise ship. I’m so glad we did. We watched a sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing both of which were not only entertaining but educational as well. Then we went to the house for a most delicious meal complete with New Zealand wine and dessert. We were made to feel totally welcome. The gardens are superb to meander through. Slow down and take time to smell the roses and all the other wonderful flowers too.
Written March 14, 2018
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kellywandering
Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
Couples
Barewood is beautiful. We visited and enjoyed a beautiful country lunch, wander around the stunning gardens and also enjoyed a sheepdog demonstration on the property. The owners and hosts make you feel at home in their home. It was a highlight of our trip. If you have the opportunity- do plan a visit and enjoy a country lunch in their gardens and a drop of local wine.
Written January 18, 2018
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Penny C
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia3 contributions
Couples
Both my husband and myself did the BEST OF MARLBOUGH TOUR organised through Radiance of the seas shore excursions. After stopping at Chocolate Shop, a Small Village ,Winery, the best was yet to come. Our driver took for a 40minute drive to the lovely Barewood garden.. Here we experienced sheep herding of close to a thousand sheep.These were herded by 2 Huntaway dogs and 2 Border Collies . The dogs worked the sheep under the instructions of the Herder who would whistle to them..then into the Woolshed for an informative talk and Shearing demonstration . Our host at the farm took us up to his magnificent home and garden where our lunch was waiting for us. Everything was first class... Wine,lunch, dessert, coffee, tour/walk around the gardens equal to any on the best we have ever seen ..What a wonderful way to end our shore excursion days of New Zealand ...
Written January 6, 2017
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CubFan1948
Chicago476 contributions
We went here on a Cruise Ship Excursion. We had a lovely little country lunch. The owner was there and she was very sweet. She told us all about the Garden and the Farm itself. After lunch we saw s sheep dog demonstration. Four dogs herded over 300 sheep down a hill and into their pen eventually. During the demonstration the herd stopped about 10 feet from us at first and the dogs kept them there. Amazing display . Also afterwards we got to play a bit with the dogs. They were ultra friendly. The last part of the excursion was s sheep shearing. We could not believe how fast the shearer accomplishes his task. It was both a fun and interesting excursion.
Written April 22, 2015
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lkis229
Southington, CT550 contributions
Friends
This is sort of out of the way but we were able to see the sheep dogs herd the sheep, see a sheep sheared and then have a wonderful lunch at the owners home. She makes everything herself and it was all very tasty. Carolyn Ferraby has created wonderful gardens throughout the property and you can have lunch there or bring a picnic lunch as well as you roam the grounds.The gardens have been recognized by NZ as having national significance and you can see why. If you are a gardener, this is well worth the trip.
Written February 20, 2015
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