Had a wonderful wee walk around the bush. A calm, quiet place in the middle of the city. Cool and dark with a totally different atmosphere to that in the grounds around the house. Predator proof fence but apparently no kiwi there at the moment? A lot of history in Dean's cottage and the main house - this would be an awesome location for a function or wedding.
local market on a saturday morning is a real treat. The bush is hidden in Riccarton and not many cantabrians even know about it. It is a real place of solace where you can chill by the river on in there gardens. The house has a restaurant which is open Wed-Sunday for coffee and lunch.