The Ridges is an old country garden set on a terrace above the Rangitikei River. The garden is 2.5 hectares with another 3 hectares of woodland alongside State Highway 1 near Marton, North Island, New Zealand.
The Garden was established in 1924 by May and Alan Marshall and is now cared for by their granddaughter Sally Marshall, with help from her family. The garden is well known for its driveway lined with rhododendrons underplanted with Cyclamen hederifoliuim. A stand of kahikatea to the southeast and mixed native trees on the ridge above to the west form a backdrop to views in the garden, which looks out to surrounding countryside and the Ruahine Ranges.
Come and enjoy these exceptional gardens set on a terrace over-looking the Ruahine Ranges and Tararua foothills. This large and peaceful country garden is well-know for its driveway lined with old Rhododendrons and is popular due to its wide variety of unusual plants and native bush.