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Ashburton’s Jewel in The Crown
The Ashburton Domain is a significant community asset with over 37 hectares of serene open space, lawns, gardens and recreational facilities. It truly caters to every facet of the Ashburton Community.
Located within walking distance from the central business district of Ashburton, the domain is at its most picturesque in autumn and spring and is often used as bridal photo settings during this time.
With a range of fine tree specimens and wide range of shrubs, including the deciduous azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, roses, maples, magnolias and conifers, Ashburton Domain has been the pride and joy of the district since 1883. Collections of azaleas, camellias and other shrubs have also been added.
The Domain has a variety of colourful gardens equipped with picnic spots, playgrounds and a paddling pool. Two electrically operated barbecues and hot water facilities are available for hire at $30 per day.