Fernside is one of Wairarapa's most exquisite historic gardens. It was established in about 1870, in a style attributed to the great English gardener Gertrude Jekyl.
Water gardens, sculptures and native birds help to make Fernside a work of art. Its lake was transformed into part of Lothlorien, home of the Elves, for the Lord of the Rings films. You can visit Fernside as part of the Flatearth New Zealand Experience Tour.