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  Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden

Roses are an important feature of the Timaru landscape. The most significant rose garden is the Trevor Griffiths Rose Garden situated adjacent to the piazza and close to the shores of Caroline Bay. The rose garden opened in 2001 and is a collection of roses collected by world renown rosarian Trevor Griffiths. Designed by Sir Miles Warren, the garden is remarkable with almost 1,200 roses in an architecturally designed setting complete with arbors, pool, and a fountain – mostly heritage, species and David Austin varieties of roses.

Location: Caroline Bay, Timaru

Contact: Timaru District Council 2 King George Place PO Box 522, Timaru 7940

Opening Hours: The council opening hours are: Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5.00pm

Phone: (03) 687 7200 Email: Website:


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  Seven Oaks Reception Centre

Located in central Timaru, Seven Oaks Reception Centre is suitable as both a ceremony and reception venue (all-inclusive venue). The venue has beautiful gardens and a large function room. The Aigantighe Art Gallery is across the road for additional photos, and Caroline Bay is only a few minutes down the road. Seven Oaks fully licensed catering service makes this historical setting the perfect venue for weddings. Alternatively, they can come to your venue anywhere in South Canterbury.

Location: 64 Wai-iti Road Timaru 7910

Opening Hours: Open by appointment

Phone: (03) 688 9823 or 021 661 554 Email: unknown Website: no website


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  Steve Evans Jewellery Design

Steve Evans specialises in handmade custom designed jewellery – diamond jewellery, engagement rings, wedding rings, anniversary jewellery, contemporary or traditional designs and exotic imported silver jewellery. If you are wanting a new piece made or an old design remodelled you can be sure of personal, professional service. Steve works from his studio in a historic building in central Timaru. He has followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a jeweller, having completed his apprenticeship in the mid 80’s and now has more than 25 years experience designing and making a wide range of jewellery. A lot of Steve’s commissions are for pieces that mark a significant moment in peoples lives, such as engagements, weddings, anniversaries, special birthdays, but also pieces for pure pleasure. Diamonds and precious coloured gems are mainly used in these pieces and are made in a variety of metals including platinum, palladium, white and yellow gold. Being able to source the gems required for these commissions requires some good contacts. Diamonds are all sourced from within New Zealand and are guaranteed to be from non conflict sources. Commissioning a unique custom made piece of jewellery gives you the opportunity to take part in the creative process with professional and helpful guidance. You will be given advice on what metals or stones would be most suitable for the piece in question along with advice on best design with your budget in mind. A custom made piece of jewellery is not more expensive than something pre-made, as you are dealing directly with the maker.

Location: Level 2, Oxford Building Cnr George & Stafford Streets, Timaru

Opening Hours: Monday – by appointment Tuesday to Friday – 10.00am to 5.00pm Saturday – by appointment Appointments are gladly made outside normal business hours, on request

Phone: (03) 684 4815 Email: Website:

  Follow this link to view the Jewellery Gallery –


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  Astra Bridal

Astra Bridal’s first store opened in 1996. They have the most amazing team of dedicated staff with experience second to none in bridal wear. Astra Bridal continually strive to improve their service levels and work to bring brides that latest fashions and products. They are always expanding their stable of products to meet the needs of it’s customers.

Location: Auckland City, Takapuna Beach, Hamilton and Wellington

Opening Hours: All stores are available for late night appointments one day a week – please contact your store for details

Phone: 0800 844 544 Email: Website:

  Follow this link for their Inspiration Board –

Follow this link to download the Astra Bridal Wedding Planner –