One of my favourite English country gardens - in New Zealand!

Barewood, in the Awatere Valley of NZ, is the realised dream of the visionary Caroline Ferraby. Generous, gracious lawns connected by magical avenues, as background to gorgeous colour themed plantings of roses, perennials and bulbs.

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