Lava Glass Sculpture Garden


The Garden

The Lava Glass Sculpture Garden is a unique attraction in New Zealand. It features not only an acre of manicured grounds, ponds and bird-attracting native trees but also more than 600 glass art sculptures.

Take a stroll past fields of magical glass flowers, glass korus, glass trees, glass mushrooms, tree orbs and admire a 15 tier waterfall made from shell platters. In summer Lava Glass organizes open-air concerts from time to time. Check out the Lava Glass Facebook page to stay up to date.

All glass sculptures at Lava Glass are created by Lynden Over and his team of accomplished glass workers in the glassblowing studio on site. Lynden Over is a highly regarded and award-winning New Zealand glass artist. His style is striking and unusual. Lynden Over's inspiration comes from the distinctive and dramatic New Zealand landscape, its geology and its light. The work itself awakening our senses.

All glass ornaments shown in the garden can be made on request. A selection of garden art can also be ordered via the Lava Glass online shop. The glass ornaments can be shipped worldwide.


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Garden Details

165 State Highway 5, Taupo.
07 374 8400
Contact Person
Monday – Sunday, Gallery & Garden: 9am – 5pm, Glassblowing: 9:30am – 4:30pm, Café: 9am – 4pm
Garden Size
One acre.
Admission Fee Glass Sculpture Garden
Single Entry: $10.00
($5 of entry fee becomes credit towards any glass purchase)

Family Entry Glass Sculpture Garden – Up To 6 Individuals: $40
($20 of entry fee becomes credit towards any glass purchase)

Admission Fee Glassblowing & Garden Combination
Single Entry: $15.00
($5 of entry fee becomes credit towards any glass purchase)

Family Entry Glassblowing & Garden – Up To 6 Individuals: $50
($20 of entry fee becomes credit towards any glass purchase)
Brochure Available?
Yes, on site.
We have off street parking for buses coaches and cars.
Food Available
Yes. Our café is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon-tea.
Cafe/Resaurant Available
The Lava Glass Café offers:

- Coffee & Cool Drinks
Enjoy a rich and aromatic 100% fairtrade certified organic coffee. We also offer an assortment of cool drinks.

- Cabinet Food & Blackboard Menu
You will be delighted by the selection of fresh, homemade meals and cabinet food. Everything is made of wholesome local, seasonal produce. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options available.

- Sweet Treats
Those among you with a sweet tooth will enjoy our range of sweet treats such as freshly baked cookies, cakes and slices.
There is an abundance of serene spots to sit and take in the beauty.
Wheelchair Access
Yes our grounds are suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs thank you.
Children Allowed
Plants/Other Sales
Lynden Over’s magnificent collection of art glass is inspired by New Zealand’s striking scenery and landscapes. His glass art pieces are not only desirable collectible items, souvenirs and original gifts but unique embellishments for any home.

Original glass art pieces and garden ornaments are available for sale on site and via the Lava Glass Online Shop on All artworks can be shipped worldwide.
Other Facilities

The Lava Glass Sculpture Garden is only 10 min from Taupo, on State Highway 5, on the way to Rotorua. It's part of the Lava Glass complex, that offers not only this unique garden but also a glassblowing studio, glass art gallery and gourmet cafe.