Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Isel House

  • 16 Hilliard St. Map It
  • Stoke
  • Garden/Arboretum

Published 08/30/2016

Fodor's Review

This grand house, in the delightful tree-filled Isel Park in Stoke, was built for Thomas Marsden, one of the region's prosperous pioneers. It was Marsden who laid out the magnificent gardens surrounding the house, which include several towering California redwoods. The well-preserved stone house has had several rooms restored to their former glory, and contains stories of Isel and its surroundings, interpreted in part by local artists; also original anecdotal material, family items, and a herbarium. For some visitors, the sprawling woodland gardens are the highlight of a visit here.

Sight Information


16 Hilliard St., Isel Park, Stoke, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand

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  • Donation

Published 08/30/2016


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