Villa Walton - Matamata Rural Boutique Accommodation & Gardens


The Garden

Villa Walton is set in the quiet historic village of Walton in Matamata, part of the beautiful Waikato. The villa has been an integral part of the village since 1904 when a family who farmed on the property built it.

The original homestead was known in the area for the beautiful cottage gardens and specimen trees.  There are some beautiful examples of a hundred plus year old Kauri, Copper beech and magnificent magnolia trees which the birds love to visit.

During its history, there have been many families live in the villa with each generation adding their love and attention to the property and gardens. 


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The Gardener

Both Mark and Glenn the owners of Villa Walton have a passion for gardening and along with Tina our current gardener ( and Helen our resently retired gardener, after decades in the garden) have nutured and loved this garden during the seasons.

Mark has a passion for the Vegetable garden, Glasshouse and the fruit trees while Glenn loves to create the perfect mowed lawn which is quite a skill. 

And they both love the abudance of rose and flowers that cover this 1 1/3 acre garden


Garden Details

Villa Walton, 303a Walton Road, Walton, Richmond Downs
Matamata 3475
Centrally located to Hobbiton, Cambridge, Te Aroha, Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua and Waitomo. And all under a easy 2 hour drive from Auckland Airport or Auckland Central
07 888 3585 or 027 669 0909
Contact Person
Our gardens are open by appointment 10 am to dusk. Please call to arrange your visit.
Garden Size
1 1/3 acres, allow 1-2 hours for your visit.
Garden Visit
$10 per person - cash or credit card payment available

If you are staying at Villa Walton you can enjoy our gardens as part of your stay. See out website for booking details.
Brochure Available?
Upon request
We have plenty of off street parking, and turning space for bus's and mini vans.
Yes toilets are available.
Food Available
Morning or afternoon teas and light lunch available by arrangement.
There is seating throughout the property to use, offering pleasant resting places to enjoy the birds, plants and peace.
Yes feel free to bring along your own picnic.
Wheelchair Access
Limited access to certain parts around property due to incline.
Dogs Allowed
No dogs please due to farm animals on the property.
Children Allowed
Children over 12 years are welcome and free with paying adult for garden visits.
We offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation with an additional self contained cottage. The property is surrounded by beautiful gardens and spaces to relax and enjoy your stay.
Great location for wedding photos.
Walton Cottage at Villa Walton is perfect for the Wedding Night.

Villa Walton ( inside main house perfect for guests - up to 6 people)

There is a local community Church at end of driveway suitable for ceremony's ( it is very cute).
Guided Tours
Yes we are happy to show our visitors around the garden.
Other Facilities

Villa Walton offers elegant and relaxing gardens and accommodation within our historic homestead and grounds established 1904. Set in picturesque Matamata, overlooking local Dairy Farms and the Kaimai Ranges this peaceful location awaits you.