We were at Avebury House today for a personalised tour of the house and gardens. It was a lovely way to spend a hot afternoon and learn a little history of the Flesher family and Avebury House along the way. It was enjoyed by all, with a few reminiscences under the trees in the shade by some of those who had lived in the area during their childhood.
Avebury House is set within Avebury Park, an English-style garden setting with expansive lawns and large deciduous trees. The grounds also includes a popular children’s playground and a paddling pool.
Built as the Flesher family homestead in 1882, the heritage house was refurbished by the Christchurch City Council in 1999 after many years as the Cora Wilding Youth Hostel. It is now a perfect venue for workshops, events and other special celebrations, as well as a hub for local community groups and classes.