Welcome to Gardens to Visit

Gardenstovisit is a collection of New Zealand gardens that open to visitors. We list everything from large county gardens to very small courtyard gardens. Styles vary from Classics English, Tropical, Native through to Arboretums. Some gardens host Weddings and have a Chapel with in their grounds.  Some offer Accommodation.  Lunches/morning/afternoon tea can be arranged by appointment, while some gardens have Cafe/Restaurant and Function centres. Gifts and garden art sales are also available in some gardens.

Each Garden lists their own details.

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High in the hills south east of Te Awamutu, at Arohena, the garden has been established over 40 years from a bare paddock. The background is a remnant stand of mature native forest. Four hectares of exotic mature trees including a large natural pond surrounds the one hectare garden. The garden features a range of plantings of intimate spaces to enjoy all year round. This is a "gardener's" informal garden focusing on plants rather than hard landscaping. There are spring bulbs, a rock garden, rhododendrons and azaleas, roses, perennials, favoured shrubs, a stumpery and a vegetable potager. This is a comfortable garden with many places to sit. The climate can be cooler than lower areas of the Waikato - a warm jacket is recommended.
Robyn has asked that you please give them at least 24 hours before visiting, thanks!