Bhudevi Garden & Accommodation

Bhudevi (Sanskrit for “Earth Goddess” or “Mother Earth”) is an eight hectare property with a large modern home, two guest units, an organic sauvignon blanc vineyard, and 1.5 hectares of formal and native gardens along a wide spring creek.

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Designed by Modern Architectural Partners of Christchurch, the home was completed in 2005 and has commanding views of the Richmond Range and Wither Hills. Two self-contained guest accommodations (each with galley kitchen, bathroom, sitting room and bedroom) are located in the coach house, which faces the main house across a large tiled courtyard.

The gardens were established since 2009. There is an outdoor sculpture garden, a native garden along the creek, a secluded rock and fern garden, and an elevated garden with views overlooking the vineyards across to the Richmond range. The native garden has many sheltered and open seating areas for enjoying the birdsong, the plants, and the outdoor sculptures. Adjacent to the house are smaller garden rooms inspired by formal designs. A citrus garden, bordered by a myrtle hedge, features a pavilion for sitting, enclosed in wisteria. A small hydrangea garden acts as an extension to the glassed library at the west end of the main house. A delightful organic potager near the creek features large raised beds and espalier apple trees, and an abundance of vegetables and flowers. Monumental Indian sculpture appears both in the courtyard and in the sculpture garden, as well as along the creek’s native garden. The feel of the garden is one of peace and immersion in nature. The property has been published in NZ House & Garden magazine as well as NZ Gardener. It is often featured in Garden Marlborough (http://www.gardenmarlborough, the highlight of the New Zealand gardening calendar.

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51B Selmes Road, Rapaura, Blenheim