37 Shannon Street
Owner: Sandy & Pita Dawson
Phone: 03 216 2290 or 027 369 5845
Entrance Fee: Gold coin
Size Of Garden: ½ acre
Age Of Garden: 18 months
Style: Coastal Garden, with Native Hebe, pittosporum, rhododendrons, roses, rather a mix of plants
Picnics Allowed: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Mihimoana is a ½ acre block situated high on the hill at Clifton overlooking the Estuary. Were we enjoy some of the most stunning sunsets imaginable .
It has been divided into three individal blocks, and was established about 18 months ago, so its still very much work in progress.
Our garden has been inspired and created as a “Garden of Rememberance” to commemorate our son who lost his life during the Earthquake in Christchurch within the collapsed CTV building. Tragically he was one of four people who was never identified. So this has become a magical place for us where we can be at peace with nature, and remember him.
As you walk the pathway you will come across a variety of plants, Hebe, Pittosporum, Manuka, Grasses, Rhododendrons, Camelia, roses, alot of our plants have been gifted to us from friends and neighbours, and you maybe lucky to see our native feathered friends paying us a visit Bellbird, Tui, & Fantail.
My husband Pita has created some wonderful creations like the Pergola, Fernary & Water Feature, Wishing well& birdhouse to add colour and variety to the garden. Our property is designed for easy wheel chair accessability, with wide graveled walk ways to make it easier to get around.
We have built a large pond with flowing water and native plants surrounding it. Sit on the seat and contemplate the tranquility of this area.