Jenny Burton & Graham Snadden

Jenny is a textile artist who has a deep connection to Nelson. Her studio is on the garden terrace level of Villa 10, where she has lived for over 40 years. She and Graham have refurbished the grand old colonial home above the sea into three apartments; one of which they live in. They have also nurtured the established garden that is prolific in mature fruit and flowering trees. Jenny has captured the essence of these beautiful surroundings in her hand-painted textiles used to design and furnish the apartments.

Jenny Burton - Textile artist

Graham's lifetime passion has been outdoor recreation. As a young man he was a mountain guide at Mt. Cook and Franz Josef Glacier. He has spent many years climbing New Zealand's mountains and tramping in the foothills. His most recent passion is mountain biking and road cycling. He manages a road cycling team sponsored by Villa 10 and is happy to share his knowledge of local tracks and roads with guests. He has spare bikes and is a great resource for adventures in the greater Nelson region.