Private Gardens


The Garden

Te Wepu (in Maori) means, The Web, as in spider web.

My Great Grandfather, H. R. Webb built his mansion in the suburb of Merivale in 1881. He named it Te Wepu. My half acre native garden, in the heart of the city, sits in part of his original estate.

The garden consists of a very large group of mature natives, a fernery, flax, hebes, lancewood's, paths and lawns, plus 2 Japanese style gardens. The St Albans creek running through the property creates an ideal habitat for resident ducks, eels, a beehive, native birds and insects. A massive lime tree planted in 1882 frames the garden. 

The Christchurch Earthquakes in 2011 forced me to close my garden, and destroyed my home. At that time Te Wepu had won many Awards. Since returning home to a newly built house I have resurrected the gardens and established a Luxury Bed and Breakfast with a self-contained garden and courtyard.

I am now Open for business and bookings.

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Garden Details

154 Papanui Rd, Merivale, Christchurch 8014.
Contact Person
Jo Kerr
The garden is open all year from 10am to 5pm by appointment only.
Garden Size
0.1424 hectares. Allow 1 to 2 hours for your visit.
$10.00 per person. We are happy to do morning or afternoon teas by arrangement at a cost of $5.00 per person.
Brochure Available?
Yes I have a brochure that I can post out.
Plentiful parking for cars and buses across the road in Church Lane.
Available inside the house and B@B.
Food Available
Morning and afternoon teas by arrangement.
For 20 plus.
Yes please feel free to bring a picnic to the garden.
Wheelchair Access
We have wheelchair access to the top garden, around the house and in Japanese garden and also on the deck.
Dogs Allowed
No as we I have cats and ducks.
Children Allowed
Yes, but please supervise.
Self contained Luxury Bed and Breakfast in the garden. $230.00 per night.
We are a great location for wedding photographs, and are happy to look at small weddings by arrangement.
Plants/Other Sales
I have bookmarks and cards with photos of the garden.
Guided Tours
I am happy to walk around the garden and answer any questions.
Function Center Available?
We can do small functions like birthday parties, work functions or similar.