Why we love Japanese gardens

The garden is the place where the family gathers and makes love.

It’s a place of peaceful serenity, where we gather and enjoy the fruits of our love.

Gardeners like to share their love with others and create their own unique spaces.

But it’s the gardens that make up the most unique parts of our lives.

RTE’s New Zealand edition features more than 100 gardens around the country, and in each one we’ve picked out the most inspiring, intriguing and, yes, downright bizarre.

We’ve also added our own favourites to our gallery, which you can find here.

And we’re taking it a step further, we’ve also curated a list of the best gardens around New Zealand.