The Garden Guide

Linton Sculpture Garden

A colourful artist's garden with mosaics and sculptures.

Head Gardener's Comment

Surprises everywhere in this glorious garden - mosaiced steps, an extraordinary sculptural wall mosaic, welded steel sculptures and other creations. Colourful gardens of roses vegetables, citrus, flowers. Very unique.

Photograph © Linton
Photograph © Linton
Photograph © Linton
Photograph © Linton


Linton - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the centre of Akaroa.

Linton was the first bank managers house in Akaroa, built 1880 of totara and kauri. It is grand in size, proportions, and features. Elegant and comfortable, it is designed and decorated in the french style. Being the home of an artist it balances and contrasts the historic and contemporary. Both the house and terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at Linton!

Linton has featured on top television programmes and in numerous house/art/garden magazines. The house has many extraordinary features - a grand entrance hall with mahogany staircase imported from France, original open fireplaces, beautifully proportioned rooms, a conservatory with mosaic floor, a large sunny sheltered verandah, quirky bathrooms, bright yellow farmhouse kitchen, comfortable large bedrooms with unique artistic features and artwork throughout.

At Linton you will be pampered, and stimulated, in surroundings that will uplift your soul!- a very special experience, quite 'out of this world'.

Positive, colourful - it will make you smile
Seriously playful yet charming and elegant

68 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa, New Zealand

Garden open 12-5pm daily 26th Dec 2008 to 13th April 2009. (2pm-4pm daily outside these Summer hours)

Garden visit : $15 per adult, $6 per child under 12 years. $2 discount voucher available from shops in Akaroa.

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