Tikara Country Gardens


The Garden

Tikara Country Gardens is a two-hectare property down a long driveway planted with magnolias and olive trees. Situated on the eastern hills behind Carterton with stunning views overlooking the Tararua ranges and Ruamahunga River.

This garden has been developed since 2008 by Bruce and Mary, with further plantings still in progress. 

The garden has more than 250 roses,300 red maples trees, irises, cherry blossom trees and much more. The striking 90-meter bund which is covered with arctotis daisy is a unique feature of the garden.

There are several cottage gardens with mass planting. A native bush area is being developed with a boardwalk. Also, a wonderful wooden staircase mass planted with carpet roses.

The great vegetable garden has six raised beds which supply family and friends.

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The Gardener

Bruce and Mary have worked together to develope a garden with different rooms taking advantage of the property’s panchromatic views. Extra help for mowing lawns and part time gardener.


Garden Details

113 Ahiaruhe Rd, Carterton
021 223 6405
Contact Person
Call Mary today to book your viewing - 021 223 6405
Open by appointment only October to April

10am – 4pm Please phone first.

Small and large groups welcome.
Garden Size
The two hectare country garden has been developed over the past 11 years.
Admission Cost Per Head - $10
Buses and large vehicles to park on roadside please.
No sorry.
Food Available
Morning and Afternoon Tea are available by prior appointment (groups 4+)
Yes There are areas around the garden and pool area to sit and enjoy the garden and views.
Yes feel free to bring your own picnics.
Wheelchair Access
The grounds are flat and suitable for wheelchairs when the ground is firm.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs thank you. Have two fox terriers on property.
Children Allowed
Yes Please supervise at all times as there is a swimming pool.
Plants/Other Sales
Yes we have plants available for sale.
Guided Tours
By appointment.