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Central Otago is a region with extreme climatic conditions, and the Maniototo is no exception.

Clachanburn enjoys four distinct seasons. Many guests visit the garden in one season and on their return journey enjoy another, remarking how different the garden looks.

Flowering spring bulbs Spring is a beautiful season featuring many varieties of bulbs and blossoms. Prunus and Malus varieties continue to flower from early spring until early November. Wisteria and irises are on the stage.
Rosegarden and sun dial Summer Clachanburn is often called an oasis in a desert, with our creeks and ponds as supplementary irrigation. The large number of roses and perennials flourish under these conditions.
Garden in autumn colour Autumn is the season for brilliant autumn colours of many deciduous trees - maples, rowans, poplars and willows. Shrubs that colour well include many viburnums, cornus and spireas. Central Otago enjoys splendid autumn colours.
Winter wonderland Winter is known for hard frosts and clear sunny days. It is the season to enjoy the bare structure of the garden and trunks of trees as well as snow on the mountains. The gardener deserves a rest to enjoy plant catalogues and plan for the next season!
Hellebores Hellebores and snowdrops appear late in winter heralding the beginning of spring and a new gardening year.






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