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Image Ilam Gardens

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milliesmum2016
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

Delicious Azalea Smell

These gardens are always worth a visit in October, November because the world reknown azaleas are flowering. They are the archival result of the work at the Ilam Homestead last century of Mr Loder, who developed an intensive breeding programme for Azalea’s and many in the garden and elsewhere around the world, are named for the Ilam estate. But quite apart from that piece of gardening history, they’re a delight to visit and to behold. I’ve left my run a bit late this year as they’re nearly over but still smell gorgeous. Mental note to self and to others - visit in late October for the best display.

There is parking which you have to pay for - the university parking wardens are fierce - at the staff club which is housed in the very gracious old homestead building.
nin132
⏳ 12-2021
4.7

A must-see destination in spring for garden lovers

This beautiful garden overflows with rhododendrons, azaleas and bulbs of all descriptions during October and November. It is one of my all-time favourite places in Christchurch - idylic and peaceful, and a photographer’s paradise with two streams, a historic water wheel and homestead, and hidden lawns and seats to enjoy. Pack a picnic or pop over to the university during term-time for a bite to eat. A bonus is the easy access via bus - just get off at the stop by the uni in Ilam Road and you’re there.

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