about Faraway Garden
"... and the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles." Frances Hodgson Burnett
Faraway Garden can be found in a valley, nestled beneath a winding hill range an hour from Auckland city, New Zealand. The landscape of the garden slopes gently down to spurs of old native trees that shade a river.
As Faraway Garden grows, we learn alongside her. One of our faraway hero's, Vita Sackville West once said, “The more one gardens, the more one learns; and the more one learns, the more one realises how little one knows.” And this is what for us makes it so wonderful - the changes, the challenges, the unexpected - and the beauty that is everywhere. From the dew on a spider's web at dawn to the layers of shadows as far as the eye can see.
Gardens are places of quiet transformation and discovery, from the ever-changing plants, the creatures that share it, to the land itself. A garden is a miracle that's always giving. Another one of our hero's, Monty Don says, “a garden is not a place. It's a journey”.
As we create our garden, we have crafted and sourced a collection of lasting outdoor objects to complement its spaces. They give a home to flowers, plants and trees and add an extra layer of artistry and interest to the landscape.
We would love you to enjoy these pieces in your garden or outdoor environment too.
You are welcome to visit us at our workshop and garden by appointment, phone us on 021 721 797 or 021 581 451 to arrange a time.
121 Hilltop Road, Mangawhai