Trevor Griffiths Rose Gardens

A garden named after a local nurseryman

Named after a local nurseryman and author with a passion for growing old varies, the garden was deemed ‘a garden of excellence’ in 2013 by the World Federation of Rose Societies.

There are only two other gardens with the same title in the country.

Best time to go

End of November to the beginning of December, when the garden is at its peak.

What to expect

A Miles Warren designed garden, comprising more than 1,000 types of rose.

Where to find it

Caroline Bay.

Where else can I see roses?

Geraldine and Temuka domains also have colourful rose gardens – and you won’t want to miss Timaru’s annual Festival of Roses held in late November early December each year.