About Us Woodend Gardens
Woodend Gardens & Vineyard is a rural property just 5 minutes North of Blenheim.
The established gardens are a well known and popular venue for Weddings & Special Occasions.
The property was first developed in early 1990 by Colin & Eldred Boyce who owned the land and set about to transform the bare paddocks into what it has become today. Woodend Gardens & Vineyard, now owned and tended by Brian & Margaret Herd, contains a private residence surrounded by approx. 7 acres of garden and a 10 acre vineyard of sauvignon blanc grapes planted in 2007.
Enter through a formal gateway and along an extensive curved driveway lined with blue agapanthus that sets a stunning scene for the established gardens. The garden features many different zones all with unique elements and hidden sanctuaries. 40 metre high eucalyptus (gum) trees planted almost a century ago stand proud in the SW corner. Many other large specimen trees are also established on the property including; liquidambar trees, dogwoods, flowering chestnuts, magnolias & gleditsias.
A remarkable wisteria covered pergola leads to an open, paved, timber pavilion, providing perfect shelter for invited guests.
The formal wedding avenue is a large lawn with mature cherry blossom trees that form an aisle leading to the fountain focal point. This spacious area is bordered with buxus, camellia and liquidambar trees. Spring is a spectacular season in the garden with the wisteria and many different bulbs and iris in flower followed by camellias, azaleas, rhododendrons and clematis. As summer approaches the rose beds bloom along with hydrangeas and heuchera.
From spring through to autumn, Woodend Gardens are a superb private garden to host weddings, special occasions and offer superb scenery for photos.