Clara Vaile


The Garden

A country haven, composed of fragrant roses, lavender and other aromatic plants, 15 areas to sit and contemplate, numerous orchards and an old English potager. A bridge over blue grasses leading to a secret garden, then a tree stump adventure in the shape of a Koru.

A beach themed garden with beautiful shells, a stone seat with pebbles from the Sea of Galilee embedded into it. A chamomile benchseat surrounded by a rosemary hedge. A trough containing a selection of kitchen herbs as well as a mint walk on steppers. The property is interspersed with beautiful fruit trees and natural food which self-perpetuates in many areas. The secluded area at the end of the section is well worth the meandering stroll to reach, starting at the glasshouse. Take time to enjoy this garden which has been created and used as a place of retreat.

I invite you to our country haven, to relax and take time out
A place where you’ll find beauty and rest, is what we’re all about

You can wander peacefully through the garden, to your heart’s content
Enjoy delightful refreshments, when your legs are spent

There are many areas to sit, and let yourself unwind
The fragrance and aromas, in short, will blow your mind

I love to cook, and, if you like, in a vintage theme
You can taste what Granny would make, while you reflect and dream

I know that you will love, this beauty we’ve created
Your peace will be restored, your troubles be abated

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The Gardener

I’m a country girl at heart, brought up growing our own fruit and vegetables and have an appreciation of beauty in a garden. Over the years I’ve been developing an attractive landscape of various themes that are a delight to walk through. I now want to share what I’ve created so that others will enjoy the experience.


Garden Details

161 Vaile Road, Newstead, Hamilton.
07 8569500 021 375 879
Contact Person
Colleen Graham
The garden is open by appointment only, please phone and book your visit.
Garden Size
We are a medium sized country garden of 1 hectare. Allow 2-3 hours for your visit.
$10 per person.
We have off street parking for cars buses and coaches with room to turn.
Food Available
We offer lunch, morning and afternoon tea. Prices on application.
There is seating around the grounds for visitors to sit and relax and enjoy the views.
Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Yes the garden is flat and wheelchair friendly.
Dogs Allowed
No thanks as we have cats.
Children Allowed
Yes children are welcome, please supervise.
Yes by arrangement. We have a flat lawn area for a marque.
Guided Tours
We are happy to show visitors around the garden by arrangement.