Burr-wood Country Gardens and Countrystay


The Garden

Welcome! Burr-wood is set in a 21/2 acre well known garden and surrounded by native bush. [Kaimai Ranges] An elevated situation, we overlook a panorama of land, sea,harbour and islands from top of Waihi beach to Eastcape. Truly spectacular. The garden consists of 4 levels with a short gentle slope between each. The house level. 'The terraces' has cottage type gardens, a rhododendron and camellia walk and the vegetable garden.
The 2nd 'The Ladies Mile'. has long perennial beds roses [mostly David Austin] shrubs and trees- almost park like. The rest is the 'Proteacae Walk'.
3rd 'The Pond Complex' Has a series of ponds surrounded by garden as the main feature.
4th 'The Last Furlong' is devoted to Natives that don't grow naturally in our area, some rare. Walk along that and come back up through the Hosta Walk. The garden is tranquil and romantic. Each level is surrounded by native bush giving continuity and bird life.
Our garden was in the Sept 2011 N.Z.Gardener. View Map

The Gardener

Maureen and Alan ex farmers, bought the weed filled land in 1993. Alan built the house while Maureen developed the garden. Lines blurred with painting, wallpapering and heavy removal needed in the garden. Friends say' you name it its there in our garden'. They say 'Not quite true but there is a variety' Roses,perennials,protea,maples,rhodos,camellia, azaleas,natives,dahlias, to name a few. In the small nursery there are plants from the garden. A small nursery has plants available from the garden. Alan has been making the native timber jewellery for 43 years.He also makes sets of native timber onions. Their hobbies are fishing [Alan] and cake decorating[Maureen] when not in the garden or workshop.


Garden Details

449 Lund Rd R.D.2, Katikati, Lund Rd is approximately 4 kms south of Katikati,opposite the Pacifica Resort Golf course. Burrwood is 4.49 kms up Lund rd on left. Another Burrwood sign is on the left of our gateway.
07 5492060
Contact Person
Maureen and Alan Cook
Open by appointment only.Closed from15th May,June ,July ,to Mid August
Garden Size
2.5 acres. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
$8 per person
Brochure Available?
Yes on the garden and the accommodation.
Off street for large buses at the main entrance,we then ferry the elderly by car up the drive. Up to 30 seater's and cars can come up to the house and turn around.
Food Available
Lunches and morning/afternoon/Devonshire teas by arrangement, for groups over 8.
We have seating on our verandah and we also use our lounge in bad weather.
No as we serve food.
Wheelchair Access
Not suitable unless you have a very strong caregiver.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please.
Children Allowed
Not suitable for children.
Burr-wood Country stay. We take one party only at a time.
Photos by arrangement only.
Plants/Other Sales
Small nursery with plants from our garden.Unique jewellery made from N. Z. Native Timber is available for sale. We also have plants from our own collection for sale.
Guided Tours
Yes we always show our visitors around the garden and happily do so.
Other Facilities
From our studio at home we make unique jewellery from N. Z. Native Timbers, which you are welcome to visit.

We are 5 min's from SH 2 and within easy reach of Bay of Plenty attractions, including our Mural Town. Bush walks about 5 min's away. Waihi Beach 20 min's.

Our accommodation also provides our guests with breakfast [cooked or continental] which includes homemade bread and jams; on our verandah or indoors. Enjoy complimentary pre-dinner drinks, and a delicious dinner is available by arrangement. Home produce is used where possible.

We have a Queen bed room and room with 2 single beds
$135-$140double $90-$100 single

Golf course/winery/hot pools within several minutes of the garden.