Heavenly Garden of Distinction



The tree-lined drive featuring pohutukawa and grandiflora magnolias will embrace you the moment you arrive, portraying a taste of the relaxed and peaceful garden awaiting you.

Wander along a thyme walk, breathing in its pleasant aroma, depending on the season there are freesias, lilies, and roses all showing off their beauty and fragrance. This walk has been described as an “Alice in Wonderland” setting, it has taken on a look and feel of its own, where the bees, butterflies and birds all gather together. (While wandering through the thyme walk you may spot some interesting plant and flower pairings that subsequently work).

Enjoy a stop at the Chapel, a small restful space to reflect and enjoy the view. Other highlights include a “secret garden” with an old style telephone-box, a pergola walk made of beams from the old Meremere power station that leads to the goldfish pond and waterfall, plus a formal circular garden with its fountain feature and Jane’s restful garden.

About us

The villa at Addenbrooke was built in the very early 1900’s. This elegant two-storey villa in Bombay is a private home and its 4 acre’s boasts a peaceful ambience.

Jane and Graeme, the current owners and caretakers of Addenbrooke, took over the 10 year old garden almost 3 years ago and have refreshed and developed a number of new gardens adding new features of interest.

The gardens feature a variety of Rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, magnolias, weeping cherries, crabapples and dogwoods. In Spring the daffodils, tulips, freesias and hyacinthus are magnificent. There is always a display of wild flowers somewhere in the garden and the perennials and lilies make the thyme walk pop with colour.

Addenbrooke’s gardens are still under development so be prepared you may witness a project under construction when you visit.


Thank you so much for the lovely morning tea yesterday. The ladies thought your garden was amazing and thoroughly enjoyed their time with you and Graeme. We visit a lot of gardens and Addenbrooke is one of the best.

Heather from the Epsom Garden Group

Our wedding photos are amazing, the scenery and beautiful garden aspects of Addenbrooke delighted our photographers. They were excited by the variety of beautiful backdrops the garden at Addenbrooke offered.

Newly weds Tamsin and Ryan