Melrose Gardens

  • Nelson
  • Parks & Gardens

Melrose House was the original estate of Charles Fowell Willet Watts and his wife Elizabeth, whose daughter Frances and husband Percy established the extensive and awe-inspiring gardens we see today.

A heritage woodland, flowering plants and lush greenery wrap around the historic property, and the Melrose Garden walk provides insight into the stories of early settlement in the region. Visitors are welcome to explore the manicured grounds and enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or high tea in the grand historic home’s cafe.

Photo credits: (1-4) Nelson City Council.


Melrose Gardens

26 Brougham Street
Nelson South
7010 Nelson

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