Garden tours raise $7000

More than $7000 was raised on Sunday from Queenstown Plunket's Wakatipu Garden Tour.

The event offered people the chance to visit some of the area's most established and loved gardens, finishing with a Devonshire afternoon tea at the Chantecler Homestead.

Queenstown Plunket president Jane Hamilton said everything from ticket sales to the weather had gone smoothly.

The event was first held last year and this year more than double the number of tickets were sold.

She was grateful to the private garden owners who had worked through the recent rain and unseasonably cold weather to prepare their gardens for viewing.

The money raised will go towards Queenstown Plunket's outdoor area upgrade.