Garden within a parklike environment on a South Waikato dairy farm


The Garden

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. View Map

The Gardener

Robyn and Peter Klos are lifelong conservationists who have enjoyed developing the garden and farm environment as an idyllic place to live and work.


Garden Details

1232 Waipapa Rd; Arohena
RD 7, Te Awamutu 3877

Arohena is 42 kms from Te Awamutu, or 30 kms from Putaruru or 70 kms from Taupo. Waipapa Road is part of the western highway traversing the western side of the Waikato River.
064 7 8724594 Mobile 064 21408 254
Contact Person
Robyn Klos
By appointment only, please text or call me first with a days notice.
Garden Size
One hectare within larger park which is also grazed.
$5.00 per person.
Ample parking.
Food Available
Lunch available if pre arranged.
Ample seating and indoor area for inclement weather.
Wheelchair Access
Children Allowed
Must be supervised.
Guided Tours