The GardenWe moved here in 2008 after owning Wentworth Gardens on Ormiston Rd for many years. We did some major garden renovations when we moved here, although the bones were here with a lot of structure already in place. We moved many of our favourites to the new garden, with almost 100% success rate. View Map
The GardenerDoreen has gardening in the blood and had a mother who gardened well into her 90's. If you phone at night before dark you will get the answer phone as she is more often than not in the garden. Doreen loves having visitors to share in the joy of the garden, but has family out of Auckland so spends time with them. So do book ahead of time.
346 Clifton Road, Whitford, East Auckland. From the Whitford Village drive towards Maraetai for 2-3 km's and look for the left hand turn into Clifton Rd. Go to the next intersection which goes straight ahead to Potts Rd where you will find Ayrlies, but turn right there into Clifton Rd and drive 2 km's to Huntingwood which is on the left.
Open by appointment only
We are a medium sized country garden. Allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
$12 per person for less than 10 people, $10 person for more than 10 and less than 20, $8 per person for more than 20 people.
Yes we have off street parking for buses/coaches and cars.
Only by arrangement and for small groups.
Yes we have out door seating and have an under cover wrap around veranda for hot weather.
Yes please feel free to bring your own picnic.
Yes our grounds are flat and wheel chair friendly, however if the grass is wet you will find it hard.
No dogs please as we have an older dog.
Yes but they must be supervised at all times.
We have accommodation by arrangement if you wish to stay a night or two.
Photos only by arrangement. We have a set fee of $500 for the use of the grounds.
We are happy to show our visitors around the garden.