The Plantation Gardens and Homestead


The Garden

Daltons Plantation will showcase new plants, products and different garden styles to the gardening public in a 10 acre development adjacent to Daltons operating site in Matamata.
Utilising the design skills of one of New Zealand’s leading garden designers, Xanthe White, Daltons plantation will showcase up to twenty ‘garden rooms’ highlighting different garden styles in a constantly changing and diverse mix of plants and landscaping themes.

The Courtyard, in front of the homestead with family and friends standing or seated. The Homestead, this is more suited to a smaller and more intimate ceremony as space inside the homestead is limited for guests.
The Japanese Garden, this is a multi level garden that is newly planted and is ideal for a small and intimate situation with very unique surroundings including a stunning water feature.
The Lawn Vista, this is a most popular venue for bigger events and has enough space to accommodate any number of guests. The Lawn Vista is beautiful in its own entity or a marquee to ensure no worries with the weather enter your day View Map

The Gardener

“This is the most exciting venture I have been involved in and I am sure the results will speak for themselves”, says designer and partner Xanthe White.


Garden Details

280 Hinuera Rd West, Matamata.
07 888 8999
Contact Person
Judith Dalton and Xanthe White
Winter hours 10 thru to 4. Summer hours start in October and are 9.30 thru to 5pm.
Garden Size
10 acre development.
As the gardens are still developing we only ask for a donation. Thank you.
Brochure Available?
Off street parking for buses and coaches.
Food Available
Cafe Opening Hours: 7 days 10am – 4pm Open at nights by appointment for group bookings. Café menu changes regularly.
The verandah which surrounds The Homestead can be used for coctails, private dining or simply for your guests to meander around, viewing the gardens and relaxing in the beautiful surroundings.
Please don’t bring picnics to the grounds as we have a picnic box available for sale.
Wheelchair Access
Yes the grounds are wheel chair friendly.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please.
Children Allowed
Yes but do supervise at all times.
No, but we can recommend O'reillys Motels which is on the same road as we are.
The Plantation specialises in weddings. The sweeping stair case with its featured chandelier makes a stunning entrance to the Homestead and is a beautiful setting for wedding photos either before or after the wedding ceremony.
Plants/Other Sales
The gardens will also display Dalton's comprehensive range of landscaping products, growing media, and of course, all plants will be sourced from Dalton's extensive base of nursery customers.
Guided Tours
Yes by arrangement.
Function Center Available?
Other Facilities
Should you decide to have your event at Daltons Plantation the options are endless. As the gardens keep developing there will be more choice of where you can hold your celebration or conference.

Upstairs in the homestead are two rooms: One smaller room and one larger room. These rooms can be used for bridal preparation, conferences, meetings or private dining. There is also a beautiful bathroom to complete upstairs, with both a shower and spa bath to meet your requirements.
Downstairs in the Homestead is one larger room. This is most suited to smaller group funtions, dinner parties or larger meetings and conferences.