Located just off Oxford Street in Richmond. If a peaceful picnic lunch is what you're after, it's just the spot but there's also plenty to investigate.
The Fuchsia House was proposed by the Waimea South Garden Club and funding came from most other garden clubs in the district and the Fuschia Society. It was built by the Richmond Borough Council in 1987. The fuchsias thrive in this environment and put on a spectacular show of colour.The Old Richmond Gaol is a point of historical interest. It was relocated to it's current site in the gardens in 1992 and restored thanks to the joint efforts of Richmond Rotary and Tasman District Council.The Fernery was completed in 1996 and was a project of Friends of Washbourn Gardens.The Begonia House - another Rotary project, is an amazing sight during the summer months with over 200 potted begonias and hanging baskets blazing a mass of vibrant colours. The begonias in the house are looked after by the Ian Thorn Memorial Begonia Trust. In winter the display is created by beautiful orchids, many of which were donated by Mr Harvey.The Currie Gazebo was completed in 2000 after a huge fundraising effort, again by the Friends of Washbourn Gardens and a generous contribution from Tasman District Council. It's a popular spot for wedding photographs, especially over summer.