Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Evening Light

Sipping on a wine with Judith the other evening, I noticed the light on these perennials looked amazing. Had to put down my wine to go and shoot some photos! The perennial gardens are looking amazing at the moment - Asters, dahlias, anemones, late season roses - all putting in a final hurrah before the first frosts arrive.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Portulacas as Ground Cover

For many years Judith has had these annual portulacas as a spectacular ground cover on some of her hot stony paths. They open during the heat of the day and close at night. A myriad of bright colours! Perfect to go with the roses and perennials nearby.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Spring Roses at Dursley

There are literally HUNDREDS of roses at Dursley. These are just a few photos taken earlier this week, at the start of November. PERFECT time to visit!!

Dursley During November

More seats to capture the views

Views out onto the Dursley Duck Pond

Perfect picnic spot under the plum tree
Philadelphus - incredible frangrance...
November is one of the best times to visit Dursley. Fragrance abounds, with large shrubs in full bloom, and new season's roses and Rhododendron in full swing. Come on out to see Judith. Open 7 days a week during daylight hours. 1899 Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd, Masterton. 

Rhododendron at Dursley October/November

Lots of seating around the garden to sit and enjoy the views

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


The tulips look stunning at Dursley right now. Judith has planted thousands over the years, and this is their time to shine. The display is at it's finest this week, so don't delay getting out there. Call ahead if you would like Devonshire Teas. Perfect weather for it. Tel 06 3724 804.

Rhododendrons are also in full swing, along with numerous other shrubs and trees. This really is a beautiful time of year at Dursley.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Magnolia & Tulip Season at Dursley

As well as the enormous old Magnolia and Michelia trees, Judith has many new varieties planted in the last ten years. These are just  a couple of them photographed in flower right now. Others are yet to come. They look stunning throughout the garden.

Then there are the tulips. 100's get planted every single year - so they are now quite a sight to behold through September and October. Any time is a good time to visit Dursley, but RIGHT NOW is just delightful. Pick a warm spring day and pop on out.

Massed red tulips near an ancient Arbutus tree