Burr-wood Gardens


The Garden

Burr-wood is set on 2 and a half acres, with developed gardens surrounded by the native bush of the lower Kaimai Ranges. An elevated situation, we overlook a panorama of land, sea, harbour and islands, from the top of Waihi Beach out to East Cape. The views are truly spectacular.

The garden consists of four levels with a short gentle slope between each. The house level, 'The Terraces' has cottage style gardens, a rhododendron and camellia walk and the vegetable garden, which is up a hidden path behind the house that is well worth exploring. The 2nd level, 'Ladies Mile', has long perennial rose beds (mostly David Austin), shrubs and trees - a park like setting. The 3rd level 'The Pond Complex', has a series of small ponds surrounded by garden as the main feature. The 4th and last level 'The Last Furlong', is currently devoted to natives that don't grow naturally in our area, some rare. Walk along that level and return to the top through the Hosta Walk, just one of several options which mean you can return a different way than what you came.

The garden is tranquil and romantic, with each level bounded by native bush giving continuity and bird life. Once within the grounds it is like stepping into another world, the only sounds you hear are the native birds and insects as they visit the abundance of blooming flora. 

New owners as at 20th January - garden closed until September 2020 while under further development.


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Garden Details

449 Lund Road, RD2, Katikati

Lund Rd is approximately 4kms south of Katikati, opposite the Fairview Estate Golf Course. Burr-wood is 4.49 kms up Lund Road on left, look for the wooden sign on the right of the driveway. Another Burr-wood sign is on the left of the driveway.
Contact Person
Craig and Paula Jamieson

Please call to enquire about September visits.
Open by appointment only.
Garden Size
2.5 acres: allow 1-2 hours for your visit
$10 per person
Brochure Available?
Off street for large buses at the main entrance (we then ferry the elderly by car up the drive). Up to 30-seater coaches and cars can come up to the house and turn around.
Food Available
Morning/afternoon/Devonshire teas by arrangement, for groups over 8.
We will have outdoor tables and chairs available and will have seating on our verandah and we also use our lounge in inclement weather.
Wheelchair Access
Not suitable unless you have a very strong caregiver
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please
Children Allowed
Suitable for children under adult supervision.
A boutique luxury couples accomodation lodge is under construction in 2020.
A beautiful wedding venue with a multitude of spots for a marque and photos by arrangement.
Plants/Other Sales
A small nursery with plants from the garden is currently under development.
Guided Tours
Yes we always show our visitors around the garden and happily do so.
Other Facilities
We are five minutes from SH2 and within easy reach of Bay of Plenty attractions, including our Mural Town, Katikati. There are bush walks about five minutes away too. Waihi Beach is a 20 minute drive. Golf course/winery/hot pools within several minutes of the garden.