Brookfield Park was designed by renowned local architect Thomas Forrester for the original owner John Gilchrist, 1st Mayor of Oamaru.
Jennifer (JJ) Rendell bought the property in 2003 with the intention of returning Brookfield to its former glory as a family home and estate. JJ’s dream has always been to create an imaginative garden retreat surrounding a restored Victorian country homestead.
The restorative process was challenging as the property and garden had been neglected and had fallen into serious disrepair. But after a lot of hard graft and plenty of imagination, JJ achieved her vision and has been delighting visitors ever since.
For those who seek a place to pause and enjoy these tranquil surroundings there are seating and picnic spots a plenty.