Went here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and to be honest I was a little disappointed. Yes it is beautiful to walk around but I feel the entry price is a bit steep for the amount of time you need to look around. Wouldn't visit again unless entry price was reduced.
I've visited a couple of times, including staying two nights in one of the rooms of The Giants House, I find the gardens absolutely beautiful, and appreciate the work that has gone into them and the rooms are lovely, with no "mod con" distractions, but beautiful views of the gardens. I would recommend to all. Josie is a lovely lady and a wonderful host too.
68 Rue Balguerie Akaroa