The Garden

As background, our property name is Pinelee which is most appropriate as our country garden is surrounded by octogenarian Pinaster Pines. The garden plantings comprise a wide variety of native trees and shrubs from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa with some interesting and rare plants. Kereru, native wood pigeon, and tui are visible enjoying the flowers, fruits and seeds produced in our garden. There is a growing selection of vireya and temperate rhododendrons and these vireya's give colour throughout the year. We feature a wide range of irises too. The various magnolias are spectacular when in bloom. There is always a variety of vegetables growing in the tiered vegetable garden. There is a citrus orchard with a range of lemon, lime, orange, uglifruit, tangelo and mandarin. The pip fruit orchard has pears, plums, a range of peaches, apricots and nectarines plus bunches of bananas..This attractive mixture provides interest and colour in the garden throughout the year. There are wonderful 360o views. View Map

The Gardener

Both Warren and Judith enjoy the results of their gardening activities over the 14 years that we have been at Pinelee. We find it is a real pleasure to personally walk round our garden talking to our visitors.


Garden Details

21 Coatesville Heights, Coatesville, RD3, Albany. We are located about 10km north of Albany centre, off Coatesville/Riverhead Highway (28) - easy directions available
64 (0)9 414 4338 or Mobile 027 274 0546; or 021 02 274 394.
64 (0)9 414 4338
Contact Person
Warren and Judith Howard
By arrangement only.
Garden Size
Medium size - approximately 2 acres
A fee is charged on admission to Pinelee Garden.
Brochure Available?
Yes we are happy to post one out to you.
On-street parking for buses/coaches and off-street parking for 12 cars.
Food Available
We provide morning/afternoon teas and lunches, all home-made,with prior notice.
We have plenty of outdoor seating.
Yes picnic spots with hot/cold water available
Wheelchair Access
Yes the grounds are wheel chair friendly.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please.
Children Allowed
No thank you
No but we are happy to recommend local accommodation in the area.
No but there are other gardens in this area that host weddings. Check
Plants/Other Sales
Plant Sales and Home-made Shortbread Sales.
Guided Tours
We are pleased to personally escort visitors around our garden.
Function Center Available?
Other Facilities
As well as the garden visits, Warren gives interesting lectures in our home on traditional English furniture. Warren is a master craftsman in traditional English furniture and designs and manufactures a range of furniture specialising in the Sheraton period. He talks about furniture quality, marquetry and period design, ranging from the Jacobean period through to the Sheraton period. These lectures take about one hour and we have received excellent feedback. A charge applies.