37 Shannon Street

Owner: Sandy & Pita Dawson

Phone: 03 216 2290 or 027 369 5845

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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

Toilets: No

Accommodation: No

Car Parking: Yes

Weddings: 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 in 2012 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.