- Parks & Gardens
Isel House was the home of early settler Thomas Marsden, and the picturesque park that surrounds the home was planted by Thomas and his son James between 1845-1865.
The park is a heritage woodland, containing some of the oldest mixed confiers in New Zealand, and features attractive displays of spring bulbs, greenery and expansive lawn areas.
The flourishing gardens blossom into a glorious display of colour during Spring, shelter visitors from the warmth of the summer sun and celebrate autumn in bursts of golden hues. Meanwhile, Isel House is one of Nelson’s finest heritage homes, housing a range of displays that showcase its unique history.
From October through until April, a weekly night market brings delicious street food, fresh produce, local art and craft and live entertainment to the grounds.
Photo credits: (1-4) Nelson City Council.