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 a Flatearth Tour.