A lot of people have railway sleepers in their gardens or homes in New Zealand. They are a durable and rustic material that can be used in very diverse ways. One couple I met had inherited their railway sleepers off their parent’s farm 35 years ago. They integrated them throughout their extensive garden and nursery in Wanaka . Pat Stewart got in contact with me and allowed me to visit their amazing garden. The Stewarts in there 80’s and Pat had her knee pads on and he had his overalls. It was great to see they still have a strong passion for gardening. They used railway sleepers around their shaded garden beds and on the pathways that twist through their garden. I got the grand tour and took plenty of snaps along the way…check out this beauty of a garden.
“When we ran out of railway sleepers, we started using Ponga instead…35 years later the Ponga has rotted away and the railway sleepers still look great”