Kimbolton, New Zealand

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kimbolton is located in New Zealand
Main street in Kimbolton

Kimbolton is a rural village north of Feilding in the Manawatu District of the North Island of New Zealand. Kimbolton is named after Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, a village in England which is the site of Kimbolton Castle, once the home of the Duke of Manchester. It was originally called Birmingham, after the UK midlands city.

The soil and climate in the area is ideal for rhododendrons and there are two rhododendron gardens in the area, including the former garden of the New Zealand Rhododendron Association, which was largely built by John Stuart Yeates, now called Heritage Park.

Amenities in the town include a cafe, a bowling green, a native reserve, and a rugby ground.

Coordinates: 40°03′S 175°47′E / 40.050°S 175.783°E / -40.050; 175.783