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Norcombe Barker receives Michelle McCormack Award, Larnach Castle

Norcombe Barker receives Michelle McCormack Award

14/08/2018
The Board of Dunedin Host is pleased to announce that Norcombe Barker, Executive Director at Larnach Castle, has been awarded the recipient of this year's Michelle McCormack Award.
Castle flying the flag again, Larnach Castle

Castle flying the flag again

19/04/2018
After an absence of about a year, the New Zealand flag is again flying above Larnach Castle.
Lichen, we do it well at Larnach Castle. But what actually is it?, Larnach Castle

Lichen, we do it well at Larnach Castle. But what actually is it?

23/06/2017
At Larnach Castle we do many odd and difficult to grow plants particularly well, such as blue poppies and Veratrum nigrum. Lichen is another 'plant' that we also do extremely well. Those of you who are observant may have noticed the quotation mark...
Larnach Castle named a Top NZ Landmark, Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle named a Top NZ Landmark

25/05/2017
Tripadvisor has named New Zealand's top 10 landmarks for 2017, with Larnach Castle coming in at 5th place.
Why do plants seem to flower so late at Larnach Castle?, Larnach Castle

Why do plants seem to flower so late at Larnach Castle?

04/05/2017
News from the Garden! Why do plants seem to flower so late at Larnach Castle? Fog? Altitude? Our maritime climate? Fiona Eadie, Head Gardener at Larnach Castle, takes the question to task in her latest contribution to our blog.
News from the Garden, Larnach Castle

News from the Garden

18/03/2017
I was asked the other day "what’s the best plant in the garden at the moment". I was working in the rockery at the time and was about to say 'Well, we all like different types of plants, so what is my favourite may not be yours. Go and have a look around and let me know what you find', while secretly thinking something completely different.
ODT: Half a century of stewardship, Larnach Castle

ODT: Half a century of stewardship

04/02/2017
On March 3, Dunedin’s Barker family will celebrate 50 years of blood, sweat and tears restoring and commercially operating the 147-year-old castle.
Things that go bump in the night, Larnach Castle

Things that go bump in the night

09/12/2016
Look for the glow around you and keep a wary eye out for the 'plant-stalkers'; the latter we want to nab and the former we need to just enjoy as they give to us a spot of 'sunshine' at ground level.
Crafting the Laburnum at Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

Crafting the Laburnum at Larnach Castle

26/05/2016
Perfection doesn’t come without effort. The view through Laburnum Pergola at Larnach Castle is a photographer’s dream, it showcases vistas of the city at one end of the arch and the castle with the fountain in foreground at the opposite end.
Flowers in Autumn at Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

Flowers in Autumn at Larnach Castle

19/05/2016
This our Orange Gumtree (Corymbia ficifolia), originating from South-Western Australia. It was planted in our South Seas garden 18 years ago.
Restoration work on a major scale, Larnach Castle

Restoration work on a major scale

04/09/2015
After a year of planning and two months of work, the refurbished music room at Larnach Castle recently reopened to the public. Kim Dungey, from the Otago Daily Times, looks inside.
Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity
New Zealand Gardens Trust
Landmarks New Zealand
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice 2017

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