Lava Glass Sculpture Garden celebrates Garden of Significance designation

by Christine Robb / 2.5 minute read

Local master glass artist Lynden Over and Christine Robb are excited to formally announce that ​New Zealand Gardens Trust has endorsed the Lava Glass Sculpture Garden as a Garden of Significance.

Date: 15 Aug 2018

Preparations are in full swing for a unique garden party at Lava Glass on the first weekend of September. Local master glass artist Lynden Over and Christine Robb are excited to formally announce that ​New Zealand Gardens Trust has endorsed the Lava Glass Sculpture Garden as a Garden of Significance.

“We are so proud of the efforts of the Lava Glass team,” said Lynden Over. “Since the inception of the garden we have continually added new works and plantings to ensure each time someone enjoys a walk in the garden they are surprised and excited”

To share the unique garden experience with as many people as possible and to mark this special occasion, entry to the Lava Glass Sculpture Garden will be free​ ​to all visitors on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of September 2018. There will be a new sculpture to admire. The Lava Glass Café will prepare picnic boxes to enjoy in the garden and in the afternoons live music will ensure everyone has a magical time.

The Lava Glass Sculpture Garden features more than 600 handcrafted glass sculptures and is the only garden of this kind in New Zealand. The garden was laid out 4 years ago and officially opened by former New Zealand prime minister Sir John Key. With its new four-star rating by the New Zealand Gardens Trust it joins other gardens in the region which provide visitors from all corners of the globe with a unique and unforgettable New Zealand experience.

Lava Glass is comprised of a glass art gallery, glassblowing studio, glass sculpture garden and café. Founded in 2002 by one of New Zealand’s leading glass artists Lynden Over and Christine Robb, the complex offers unique New Zealand inspired glass art and a fascinating window into the world of glassmaking. Over the years Lynden has created an original range of collectable glassware and many award-winning works. One of his public sculptures, ‘The Cloak of Tia’, can be admired in Taupo Town centre.